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Two people from Sturgeon Falls facing assault with a weapon charge

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Two people from Sturgeon Falls are facing an assault with a weapon charge.

On Oct. 24, Nipissing West OPP officers responded to the assault call on Cemetery Road in Field.

The force says the investigation saw two parties had pointed a firearm at another individual and fled the scene in a vehicle.

Officers attended the scene and observed the vehicle in question and both parties were arrested. The firearm was seized along with ammunition and the individual’s Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL).

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The driver, a 55-year-old, has been charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267(2) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Careless use of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC
  • Pointing a firearm, contrary to section 87 of the CC

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to attend North Bay court at a later date.

The passenger, a 33-year-old, has been charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267(2) of the CC

The accused was released by way of an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Sturgeon Falls Court of Justice at a later date.

The identities of the accused are not being released to protect the identity of the victims.

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