Orillia Man Facing Assault Charge

Victim Claims He Was Punched In the Face After Being Threatened With a Knife

An Orillia man is in hot water after police got the call of an assault in town. Officers were called out just after 7:00 last night to the Mississauga and Front Streets area, where a male victim reported he’d been assaulted. The victim told police a suspect threatened him with a knife before punching him in the face. Police tracked their suspect to a nearby motel, where the suspect took off on foot. A short chase later, the 21-year-old man was taken into custody. He is facing charges including Assault and Drug Possession.