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Police Charge Man with Assault with Weapon

September 22, 2022

On September 21, 2022, members of the North Bay Police Service arrested and charged a 44-year old man with Assault with a Weapon.

The accused in this incident is James WATKINSON, male, age 44, of North Bay, who is charged with:

  • One count of Assault with A Weapon
  • One count of Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • One count of Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm
  • One count of Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The North Bay Police Service responded to a report that at approximately 7:30 a.m. on September 21, 2022, in the area of Main Street and Fisher Street, North Bay, the accused brandished an edged weapon and made threats against the victim’s life. Police located the accused a short time later on Wyld Street where he was arrested and charged. A weapon was recovered by police.

The victim and accused are not known to one another.

The accused was held pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.