5th suspect charged with assault after incidents posted on social media: Windsor police

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Five people have now been charged, including with aggravated assault, in relation to two incidents at the end of August in downtown Windsor, Ont.  (Jason Viau/CBC - image credit)
Five people have now been charged, including with aggravated assault, in relation to two incidents at the end of August in downtown Windsor, Ont. (Jason Viau/CBC - image credit)

Windsor, Ont., police have arrested a fifth person following two apparent assaults that circulated on social media at the end of last month.

In a news release, police said 19-year-old Windsor resident Tyrell Patterson was arrested Tuesday just after noon. Along with the other accused, he's been charged with aggravated assault and robbery.

The four other accused are Tyler Ducharme and Jacob Yoell — both 18 and also from Windsor — and two youths, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police said officers from their problem-oriented policing unit (POP) and patrol officers arrested Patterson.

The incidents are still under investigation, according to police.

The apparent assaults took place in the early morning of Aug. 27 against two men — one of whom was seriously injured. The incidents occurred one hour apart.

The first incident happened around 4:20 a.m. near Wyandotte Street East and Goyeau Street, police said. The second incident, police said, took place at 5:20 a.m. around Church Street and Pitt Street West.

Since these incidents, several others have taken place in and around the downtown, leading police to increase their presence.