Man charged with assaulting woman

A 24-year-old Walpole Island man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting his common-law wife.

Police say the assault occurred at the couple’s residence in Wallaceburg at around 2 a.m. today. As a result, the woman suffered swelling to her face. Police were called and the man left prior to their arrival.

While the woman was speaking to police, she disclosed a historical incident where the man assaulted her and caused injury to her head.  She did not seek medical attention for either of the assaults.

At approximately 4 a.m. the man was located at a relative’s address in Wallaceburg.

He was arrested and charged with assault and assault cause bodily harm.  He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service where he has been held for a bail hearing.

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