Suspect found, arrested on assault charges

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Chatham-Kent police have arrested a Chatham man after investigating an assault on a Good Samaritan back in May.

On May 7 at approximately 3:30 pm, a 63-year-old man was helping a disabled motorcyclist at the corner of Grand Ave. and Ursuline Ave. in Chatham when he was approached by an unknown man who began arguing with him.

The suspect punched the man in the head and throat.  Later that day, the man went to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance with difficulty breathing and learned that his larynx was fractured.  The man was airlifted to London for emergency surgery.  He has since been released and is now recovering at home.

In June, police released images of the suspect.  With the public’s help and through further investigation, police identified the person responsible.

Yesterday morning, a 40-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.  He is in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any further information is asked to contact Constable Shawn Mungar of the Major Crimes Unit at shawnm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #288.

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