(ESPANOLA, ON) – On December 2, 2020, at approximately 9:35 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a historical domestic dispute complaint relayed by the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) which occurred between August and September in the Town of Espanola.

Manitoulin officers along with the Sudbury OPP detachment and GSPS, assisted in this ongoing investigation.

As a result, on December 7, 2020, a 48-year-old resident from Nickel Centre was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm – Spousal, contrary to section 264. 1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the CC, (three counts),
  • Assault Cause Bodily Harm – Choke, Suffocate or Strangle, contrary to section 267(c ) of the CC, and
  • Mischief – Domestic, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC.


The accused has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing, and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date, in Sudbury.

The OPP will not be releasing the name of the accused in order to protect the identity of the victim.

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