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Sault resident charged with spousal assault following incident near Thessalon

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A Sault Ste. Marie resident has been charged after members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an incident yesterday near Thessalon.

A news release issued today by OPP alleges that the accused physically assaulted their spouse during an altercation in Thessalon First Nation.

Full text of the release follows:

On May 17, 2021 shortly after 9 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute in the community of Thessalon First Nation.

Investigation determined a spouse was physically assaulted and personal belongings thrown out of the residence. A query revealed the accused was in breach of conditions.

As a result, a 30-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, was charged with:
    •    Assault - spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC)
    •    Mischief - domestic, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC (two counts)
    •    Uttering threats - cause death or bodily harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the CC
    •    Failure to comply with release order - other than to attend court, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on July 8, 2021.