Amherst man gets five years for violent assault

O'Brien arrested April 3 in Amherst after Sackville assault

Published on May 1, 2014
A violent assault will put an Amherst man behind bars for five years

A violent assault will put an Amherst man behind bars for five years

MONCTON – An Amherst man will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to several assault charges.

Nathan Chad O’Brien, 39, pleaded guilty to assaulting Pamela McFadden, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats and breaching his probation.

Charges of forcible confinement, aggravated assault, breaching probation and two counts of mischief were withdrawn.

He was charged April 3 after the April 1 assault that took place in Sackville, N.B. He was arrested by Amherst Police on April 3 and investigators from the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section in Moncton, the National Forensic Identification Unit in Halifax, Amherst Police and Sackville RCMP all participated in the investigation.

McFadden suffered serious injuries in the incident, including a broken orbital bone.