A domestic assault with a hammer has nailed a 32-year-old Creston man with six charges.
The man had allegedly broken into a West Trail residence on Tuesday at 1:35 a.m. and assaulted a man living there with a hammer.
A female occupant of the residence, who the suspect was looking for, escaped through a rear window, said Sgt. Rob Hawton of the Trail and Greater District RCMP.
“During the course of the assault, a hammer was used and the victim suffered head lacerations and bruising,” he said in a release.
The woman was not hurt.
The suspect then left the house after police were called in and officers found him hiding under a vehicle further down the street.
“He had a deep self-inflicted laceration to his arm and had to be transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital,” Sgt. Hawton said.
The victim was also taken to hospital and later discharged.
The 32-year-old suspect was discharged from hospital Tuesday afternoon and remains in custody.
He is charged with aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, break and enter, and breach of probation.
He was remanded to appear in Rossland Provincial Court today.