A 15-year-old from West Nipissing is facing assault charges.

At around 8:30 am on April 28, Nipissing West OPP officers responded to a family dispute at a residence on Fourth Street in Sturgeon Falls.

Police say when officers showed up, they located a young person who allegedly damaged the property and assaulted the homeowner with a sharp object.

The homeowner was transported to the local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries as a precaution.

As a result of the investigation, the 15-year-old-person was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Assault with A Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the CC
  • Mischief Under $ 5,000, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC

The accused has since been released and has a June court date in North Bay.