Three men with suspected involvement in an incident over the weekend where a man was assaulted with ice-fishing gear have turned themselves in to police.
Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP did not indicate whether those men will face any charges, but a news release issued Monday night said they were fully co-operating with the investigation.
The assault happened Saturday afternoon near Peter’s Pond along the Botwood Highway in Central Newfoundland. A homeowner reportedly got involved in a dispute with three men who were attempting to cross his property to access the pond for ice fishing.
The dispute turned violent and the homeowner sustained facial injuries that were treated in hospital. A news release said the victim was struck with an ice auger — a device typically used to drill holes in ice for fishing.
According to Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP, the homeowner living near Peter’s Pond on the Botwood Highway was struck with an ice auger — a device that’s used to drill a hole in the ice.
This happened after three men who were planning to go fishing attacked the victim. The suspects reportedly left the area in a black truck.
The homeowner was treated at a nearby hospital for facial injuries and later released.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call local RCMP at 489-2121 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.nlcrimestoppers.com.