Man arrested in Rosemont assault

Man arrested in Rosemont assault

The victim said he was hit with what he thought was a sock filled with rocks

A man is in custody following an assault in Rosemont last month.

Police say they responded to a home on Oct. 16 and found a man who had been hit in the head with what he believed to be a sock filled with rocks.

The victim told police that another man had also tried to stab him before fleeing the home.

Police identified the suspect as Eldon Lemaigre, 40, who they say was not well known to them but has an extensive history of violent behaviour in several provinces inluding B.C. and Saskatchewan.

Two days later, police located Lemaigre at Our Daily Bread.

“Due to Lemaigre’s concerning violent history, all Nelson Police Department members responded with the assistance of Nelson RCMP,” Sgt. Nate Holt said in a news release.

“After the building was safely contained by police, Lemaigre was located inside and arrested without incident.”

Lemaigre is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and three counts of breach of an undertaking.

Lemaigre was also found to have several warrants from the Lower Mainland. He was taken to the Okanagan Correction Centre and was due to appear in court in Nelson on Tuesday.

Drugs seized

Charges are pending after police executed a search warrant on Oct. 25 at a home in the Gyro Park neighbourhood.

Police obtained the warrant after what they described as a “lengthy investigation into reports of drug activity at the home.”

A man and woman, known to police, were arrested and suspected cocaine and ketamine was located.

Police are recommending possession and trafficking charges against the man.