**** HRP Media Release
Charges laid in assault
Police have charged a Halifax man in relation to an assault that occurred in Halifax over the weekend.
Investigators with the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged Colton William Chappell, 28, of Halifax, with assault causing bodily harm, suffocating to overcome resistance, forcible confinement and sexual assault in relation to an assault that occurred on July 21.
At approximately 2:14 a.m. police were called to an assault that had just occurred in the area of Agricola and North streets in Halifax. A man physically assaulted a woman not known to him and tried to pull her to an isolated area as she was walking home. A passerby saw this take place and intervened, causing the suspect to flee. The victim was treated at the scene by EHS.
Officers arrested Chappell without incident at a residence in Halifax on July 22 at approximately 5 p.m. He was remanded and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on July 24.