(Muskrat Dam, ON)  An officer with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service is facing a number of charges alleged to have occurred in the evening hours of May 1, 2011.

The charges have been laid from a thorough investigation into a report received that an adult male resident of Muskrat Dam First Nation was assaulted and threatened during an incident at the detachment.

Forty-nine (49) year-old James REMUS has been charged with two counts of Assault with a Weapon, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Uttering Threats, and Unlawful Confinement.  REMUS has been released on conditions with a court date of September 13, 2011 in Muskrat Dam First Nation.

Muskrat Dam First Nation is approximately 700 km north of Thunder Bay.

For further information, please contact:

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Insp. Pierre Guerard
Nishnawbe -Aski Police North East Region
Cochrane, Ontario
Cell:  1-800-549-6277 Ext. 60