Orillia man charged with assault after being found near the scene of the crime

Victim suffered non-life threatening injuries in an altercation Monday morning

An Orillia man is facing charges in connection with an assault this week in Orillia

Around 6:30 Monday morning, OPP were called to the Westridge area with reports of a suspicious man walking nearby. As police probed his presence there, it was learned an altercation took place nearby, resulting in one man being sent to hospital.

The man, aged 19, was placed under arrest and charged with assault and possession of a dangerous weapon. He will be in Orillia court in mid-August.