Victim thrown off ladder, struck with metal bar: OPP

MOUNT FOREST – A Mount Forest man faces several charges after a man was knocked off a ladder and then beaten with a metal bar.

On Sept. 28, Wellington County OPP responded to an assault call on Elgin Street South in Mount Forest. Police say the victim fell about 10 feet when the ladder he was working on was forced to the ground.

“The victim was then struck numerous times with a metal bar,” police stated in a press release. “It was also reported that the assailant had been concealing their identity, but witness accounts identified the vehicle that the assailant fled in.”

The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Police later located the suspect vehicle and arrested the alleged assailant.

Bradley H. Lacombe, 49, of Mount Forest, was charged with aggravated assault, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and possession of a weapon. He was held for bail.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at