Assault charge laid
On May 20, Rainy River District OPP officers were called to the report of two men in a physical altercation outside a residence on Gorrie Street in Atikokan.
An investigation revealed that the accused, Oscar Daniel Desmeules, 40, of Atikokan, had assaulted another male with a hammer.
Desmeules subsequently was charged with assault with a weapon and failing to comply with a probation order.
He remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing scheduled for June 2 in Fort Frances.