Man charged with assault

By on August 10, 2017
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A 19-year-old Merritt man is facing charges of assault for allegedly backhanding his roommate’s 20-year-old girlfriend.

The incident occurred at a residence in Lower Nicola on Tuesday (Aug. 8) and the man was taken into police custody without incident.

RCMP Sgt. Norm Flemming said the two got into an altercation and the woman was backhanded by the male.

“[I] don’t know if he was intending to hit her, or hit her as hard as he did, but he gave her a hell of a smack and knocked her out,” said Flemming.

The 19-year-old accused has not been named as charges are pending.

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