RCMP arrest break-in/assault suspect

Police have a suspect in custody in a case of housebreaking and assault in Slave Lake on Dec. 1. According to a release issued later that day, “a male suspect entered a residence and was confronted by the elderly home owner. A struggle ensued resulting in the elderly victim being struck multiple times with a baseball bat. The victim was able to reach a point of safety and the suspect fled the residence on foot. The suspect was located by responding members a short distance from the residence.””
A 19-year-old Grimshaw man is facing charges. He was not known to the victim.

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