Man used stun gun on resident after breaking into Portage la Prairie home: Manitoba RCMP
Victim and accused were known to each other, police say
Police in Portage la Prairie say a man who broke into a home in the Manitoba city early Thursday assaulted one of the people living there with a stun gun.
RCMP were called to a home on 18th Street NW just after midnight on Jan. 21 after receiving a report of an assault, according to a news release.
When officers arrived, they found that the door of the home had been kicked in and there was a 32-year-old man who had been assaulted with a conducted energy weapon, commonly known as a stun gun.
Police were told someone had entered the 32-year-old man's home while he and a female were asleep. When the 32-year-old man went downstairs to see what was happening, he was shocked with a stun gun by a 31-year-old man he knew, who then fled, police allege.
Officers went to the MacGregor, Man., home of the man who allegedly committed the assault and arrested him.
The 31-year-old man is now facing charges of breaking and entering, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, and failing to comply with a release order.
He was released from custody pending a court date.
The 32-year-old man suffered minor injuries in the incident, police say.