Winghamite Arrested For Assault & Coughing On Police

(NORTH HURON, ON) – A Wingham resident is facing a charge of Assault a Peace Officer and domestic assault related charges following an incident that took place in Wingham last week.

On Thursday, April 2, 2020 at approximately 8:23 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a residence in Wingham to investigate a mental health act occurrence. The subsequent investigation revealed the accused threw an object at his partner. The object missed however a window was damaged in the process.

During the arrest of the accused he became assaultive and actively resisted arrest. The accused also purposely began to cough at the arresting officer in an attempt to harm the officer.

The accused was charged with the following offences:

Domestic Assault

Domestic Mischief

Assault a Peace Officer

He has since been released from custody with a court date to take place later this summer.

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