Monday , 2 August 2021

Assault on Christmas leads to charges for Bonnyville man

A Bonnyville man has been charged stemming from an assault outside of town on Christmas Day.

A resident reported to the Bonnyville RCMP just before 1:00pm on December 25 that he was assaulted by a man while visiting a friend’s residence, RCMP said.

The complainant reported being punched and kicked multiple times before the assailant left in a taxi.

Mounties attended the residence and obtained statements which led to the arrest of a male from Bonnyville, whose name has not been released because the information is not yet sworn.

The 48-year-old male faces pending charges of assault, break and enter and mischief.

He was released on an undertaking for a March court date in Bonnyville.

RCMP said they were not handing out a fine for breaching public health orders. Their first step, the RCMP said, is education not enforcement.

Update: Wednesday, January 6, 1:45pm.

The name of the accused is Aaron Bucholz and his next court appearance is on March 16th in Bonnyville.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.