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Orillia man, 27, arrested after 'serious assault'

A victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the incident on Elgin Street
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Members of the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged a male after a serious assault in the City of Orillia.

On Nov. 4, 2020, shortly before 4:00 p.m., police were notified of an assault with a weapon that had occurred at a residence on Elgin Street, Orillia. 

Officers arrived quickly to find an injured male that required immediate first aid. County of Simcoe Paramedic Services (CSPS) attended to the male and transported him to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Officers continued the investigation at scene and were able to identify and arrest the suspect who was still in the area. 

The investigation was continued by the Orillia OPP Crime Unit and, as a result, Myles Bellhouse, age 27, of Orillia, has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, contrary to Section 267(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada. 

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is set to appear on Nov. 5, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Barrie.

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