North Bay man charged following home invasion

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On Sunday, July 17th, 2017 at approximately 1:15 a.m., it is alleged that the accused, who was unknown to the victim, forced his way into a residence on Dorothy Street in the city of North Bay.

He began assaulting the homeowner while family locked themselves in the residence and contacted police. Members of the North Bay Police Service attended the residence where the accused assaulted the police attempting to arrest the male.

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.The accused was held for a bail hearing. The accused was released from custody with a court date of August 22, 2017.

Joseph Steven Sutherland, aged 25, of North Bay, with:

  • One count Break and Enter
  • One count Assault Bodily Harm
  • One count Assault Police
  • One count Breach of Probation