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.