Male arrested in assault investigation

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On April 9, 2016 at 9:10 a.m., City Police arrested and charged a 39 year old male involved in a domestic assault investigation.

It is alleged that on April 3, 2016, the accused assaulted his female partner by pushing her down a flight of stairs causing an injury to her shoulder.

Further, it is alleged that on April 9, 2016, the accused assaulted the victim by punching and biting her and threatened to beat her up. As well, he is alleged to have poked her in the arm with a syringe. When the victim attempted to phone police, it is alleged that the accused pulled the phone away from her, unplugged it and would not let her leave the residence. The accused was also on a probation order with conditions pertaining to the victim.

Accordingly, the accused is charged with assault X 2, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, threatening bodily harm and breach of probation X 2. He will appear in WASH court on April 10, 2016.