UPDATE: Suspects in ice-fishing assault case turn themselves in

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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.

RCMP

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.

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(Earlier story)

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.

Organizations: RCMP, Crime Stoppers

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  • TJ
    February 02, 2014 - 20:06

    Only version of the story reported is that of the property owner, which sounds very one sided. Even if the incident happened exactly as reported, the property owner didn't show much common sense to approach 3 strange adult men intent on telling them to turn around and go away. Lastly, the property owner may have an injury but who says he didn't try to use physical force to stop these 3 men from what he felt was trespassing. Too many questions unanswered...and may never get answered.