WELLINGTON NORTH – Two people have been charged in an incident here involving the theft of a vehicle and assault of its owner.
On Dec. 1 at about 8:45 pm, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a report of an assault on Concession 8 in Wellington North.
“It was reported that three occupants were travelling in a vehicle when an altercation occurred which resulted in one of the individuals being assaulted with a weapon and left on the side of the road while the other two fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle,” police stated in a Dec. 3 press release.
“Officers located the vehicle in the ditch along with one of the suspects and they were placed under arrest. A second suspect was located as short distance away by the OPP Canine and placed under arrest.”
Police say the victim attended a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Bayley Lemkay, 36, of Cambridge, was charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, theft over $5,000, failing to comply with an undertaking and five counts of driving while prohibited.
Larry Ward, 44, of Brockton, was charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon and theft over $5,000.
Lemkay and Ward were held for a bail hearing.