Chatham man charged with assault with a weapon

A 57-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after an argument between him and a woman escalated into a physical altercation last night.

Police say the man and woman were known to each other.

The man allegedly threw a hatchet resulting in the handle striking the woman in the head.

He was arrested and charged with being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with a weapon and is in custody for a bail hearing.

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