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Weekend assault leads to 4 arrests

By Adam Riley Feb 27, 2023 | 6:38 PM

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Four city residents have been arrested following a weekend incident where a man was handcuffed and assaulted in his home.

The incident began just after 3 a.m. Saturday when one of the assailants banged on the door of the Finlayson Street apartment, accusing the occupant of stealing drugs.

The victim opened the door and was assaulted, three other suspects also entered the home, handcuffing him and threatening him with a firearm, taking the victim’s smartphone, some cash and a bank card.

The four then took several items including an undisclosed amount of cash and a smartphone.

Despite being restrained the victim was able to escape.

Police arrived at the home before 5 a.m. and began their investigation, which lead them to arresting the suspects, taking three into custody during a high risk traffic stop, before locating and arresting the fourth at a nearby home, less than an hour later.

All parties involved in the incident are known to each other.

The investigation revealed the firearm the victim was threatened with was a replica, however they were unaware of that fact at the time.

A 19 year old woman faces once count of assault, a 35 year old woman faces a charge of forcible confinement.

A 37 year old woman faces several charges:

• Forcible Confinement
• Assault with Weapon x 2
• Uttering Threats
• Robbery with Violence

Meanwhile a 48 year old man has been charged with:

• Forcible Confinement
• Failure to Comply with Undertaking
• Failure to Comply with Release Order

All four appeared in court Sunday, with the 19 and 35 year olds being released on conditions, and the 37 and 48 year old being remanded into custody.


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