Amherst man facing charges for alleged Sackville assault

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O'Brien makes appearance in Moncton court on Thursday

An Amherst man is facing several assault-related charges following an alleged incident in Sackville, N.B. on April 1.

An Amherst man is facing several assault-related charges following an alleged incident in Sackville, N.B. on April 1.

SACKVILLE, N.B. – A 39-year-old man from Amherst, N.S. is facing a number of charges in connection with an assault on a woman that took place on Charlotte Street in Sackville earlier this week.

Nathan Chad O’Brien, originally from Dorchester, was charged in Moncton Provincial Court on Thursday with assault, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, uttering threats, forcible confinement, two counts of damage to property and two counts of breach of probation in relation to the assault, which occurred on Tuesday night, April 1. The woman was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Sgt. Jamie Graves of the Sackville RCMP said the victim and the accused were known to each other.   

Graves said investigators from the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section were called in on Tuesday to assist with the investigation, to process any evidentiary items found at the scene.

O’Brien was arrested on Wednesday, April 2 by the Amherst Police Department and detained by the district RCMP there until he could be transferred to Sackville. Graves said also assisting in the investigation was the RCMP’s National Forensic Identification Support Services from Halifax, who helped conduct a search of O’Brien’s residence in Amherst.

O’Brien waived his bail hearing and remains in custody. He is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on Thursday, April 10 to enter his plea.

Organizations: RCMP, Amherst Police Department, National Forensic Identification Support Services

Geographic location: Sackville, Amherst, Moncton Charlotte Street Dorchester

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