OS-Police-cuffsCharges have been laid against an Owen Sound man after a disturbance in downtown Owen Sound on Sunday afternoon.

The Owen Sound Police Service was called investigate an edged weapon attack which occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. on 3rd Avenue East near 10th Street East.

Officers responded after a man had returned to his residence with an injury to his lower back. The victim, also an Owen Sound male, was transported to hospital and received a number of stitches to close the wound, which was not life threatening.

The accused man, 36 years of age, was arrested by police outside of his east side residence at 7:45 p.m. without further incident.

He has been charged with:

* Assault

* Assault with a Weapon

* Uttering a Death Threat

* Possession of a Schedule 2 Substance – marihuana.

He is held in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for Monday morning at Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound. The weapon was not recovered.

This is not a random attack. Investigation shows the confrontation was in relation to an unpaid debt between two men who are known to each.

Any persons with information about this crime are encouraged to call Detective Constable Daniels at 519-376-1234.

source: media release, Owen Sound Police Services