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Brandon man in custody on assault charges, police announce

The Brandon Police Service (BPS) announced Saturday that a 38 year old man is facing charges of assault, resisting arrest and failure to comply with a police order.

On Thursday around 9:30 p.m., police responded to reports of an assault at a residence.

Investigators believe that before police arrived a suspect had fled the residence. According to officials, a female victim had visible injuries that appeared to be from being punched and choked.

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Police said the woman was not provided medical attention.

Officials said they found the male the next day. Police allege he attempted to evade arrest by jumping out of a window and running from officers. However, the suspect was arrested after a short pursuit on-foot.

According to Brandon Police Staff Sgt. Kirby Sararas , the man was known to police and under a release condition not to communicate with the victim.

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Sararas said the suspect was still in custody after appearing in court Saturday.

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