Male Charged in Domestic Conflict and Weapons Offence

Regina, Saskatchewan – A 24 year-old Regina male is facing charges in connection with two separate incidents on August 30, 2017: one of which is an incident of domestic conflict. The other incident involved an assault with a weapon, involving an employee of a Regina business.

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at about 6:15 p.m., police received a report of a female victim in hospital, who was the apparent victim of a physical assault. A person who assisted the victim reported that he was driving on 10th Avenue when he observed a male and female in a physical altercation. The female jumped into the witness’s vehicle and the male tried to do the same but was unsuccessful. The witness drove the 23 year-old victim to hospital for treatment of her injuries and called police. The suspect and the victim are known to each other. Officers arrested the suspect at about 8:24 p.m. in front of a residence in the 900 block of Stanley Street. The 24 year-old male was charged and held for court the following morning.

Also on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at about 7:04 p.m., the Regina Police Service Communications Centre received a call from a female employee of a business located in the 1600 block Albert Street. The woman indicated a male had entered her place of business about a half hour earlier, asking to use a phone, claiming he’d been robbed. When the woman offered to contact police, the male declined. He accepted some water and left, but then returned to claim a hat he’d left behind. The employee alleged the male pointed a firearm at her before retrieving his hat and leaving. The victim gave police a suspect description. Police were able to confirm the male who entered the business on Albert Street matched the description of the male alleged to have been involved in the physical assault. The same male was charged in connection with this incident as well.

Twenty-four year-old Justin Jemar COX, DOB: 1992-12-09, of Regina, is charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm [267(b) CC] and first appeared in Provincial Court on this charge at 2:00 p.m. on August 31, 2017. He is also charged with Assault with a Weapon [267(a) CC]. COX made his first court appearance on this charge at 9:30 a.m. on September 1, 2017.

Regina Police Service

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