Arrest made in south Nanaimo assault

By Ian Holmes
November 29, 2016 - 4:05pm Updated: November 29, 2016 - 8:28pm

NANAIMO — Nanaimo RCMP have announced an arrest and charge of aggravated assault following an altercation at a south-end home.

Police say Ronald Robillard, 36, of Nanaimo is charged with aggravated assault following a Nov. 25 incident at a Haliburton Street home which sent a man, 52, to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Robillard was arrested without incident on Monday, according to RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien.

He says a weapon was used and that the victim sustained blunt force trauma.

O'Brien says the two men knew each other and no other arrests or charges are being considered.

Robillard will remain in custody until a Dec. 7 court appearance in Nanaimo, according to O'Brien.

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