Two people were arrested and three others injured after what might be described as a melee at an area home Jan. 8.
Greater Sudbury Police say they were asked to respond to an assault at the home just before 11:30 p.m. that evening. The information provided was that the homeowner had two individuals subdued, and medical attention was required for multiple people in the home.
When officers arrived on scene, they found that the home owner was indeed holding down the two individuals allegedly responsible for the attack.
Through their investigation, officers determined a verbal argument took place between two people in the residence, leading to a 21-year-old man shoving a teenage girl and then punching her in the face.
The homeowner stepped in to intervene, and the young man proceeded to punch him in the face as well.
While the two men were struggling, a youth within the home attempted to assist the homeowner, and he was hit in the head with a glass bottle, causing a wound that required medical attention.
The young man then used the broken bottle to strike the homeowner in the face, causing a wound that also required medical attention.
While the homeowner and the young man continued to struggle, a 20-year-old woman began to kick the homeowner. The homeowner eventually managed to hold down both individuals until police arrived.
The homeowner — a 44-year-old man — and the youth struck by the bottle were transported to hospital by paramedics, where they were treated for minor injuries.
The teenage girl that was originally assaulted was assessed on scene, but did not require further medical attention.
The 21-year-old man has been charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada;
- Aggravated assault (two counts)
- Assault (three counts)
- Assault with a weapon (two counts)
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Failure to Comply with Release Order
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order
He attended Weekend and Statutory Holiday (W.A.S.H.) Court Jan. 9 to answer to the charges.
The 20-year-old woman faces two assault charges in relation to this matter. She was released on an undertaking with a court date of March 24.
Police say they have not released the exact ages of the minor victims, as well as the location of the incident, to protect their identities.