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Assault suspect resists arrest after ‘disturbance’ on Atikameksheng First Nation

Suspect was also charged with driving under suspension

The Nipissing West OPP say a 44-year-old Sudbury resident is facing several charges after an incident on the Atikameksheng First Nation Jan. 5.

The OPP and the Atikameksheng Police Service responded to a disturbance within the community at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday morning.

With the assistance of the Greater Sudbury Police Service, the suspect was located and arrested.

The suspect was charged with:

  • Assault, contrary to section 266, of the Criminal code (CC);
  • Resist Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) CC; and
  • Driving while under suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The OPP will not release the name of the accused in order to protect the identity of the victim.

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Sudbury court Feb. 19.