Man hired to do renovations assaults homeowner: RCMP

A 35-year-old man hired to do renovations at a home in Portage la Prairie has been charged with aggravated assault after a senior was hospitalized Tuesday.

At 8:10 p.m., RCMP were called to an assault in progress at a home on Burns Bay. Officers were told the victim was a senior.

When they arrived, the suspect was seen jumping on the roof of a vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody.

RCMP said the victim, a 76-year-old man, knew the suspect and hired him to do renovations at his home.

He was taken to a local hospital, and then transferred to a hospital in Winnipeg, where he remains with serious injuries.

Property inside the victim’s home was also damaged.

The 35-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and two counts of mischief.

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