A 36-year-old male is facing charges after a female was assaulted, tied up and shot with a pellet gun in Oshawa.

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a utility worker was approached by a female in the area of Erie Street and Simcoe Street South in Oshawa. The female had her hands tied up and was in distress. Officers responded quickly and located a residence where the female escaped from. The female said that she went to a residence in the area, and once inside, she was assaulted and tied up for several hours by an ex-boyfriend. The female also had some previous wounds from being shot by a pellet gun on two separate occasions.

The female was taken to a local hospital for her injuries.

Durham Regional Police Service with the assistance of the Tactical Support Unit and K-9 Unit, arrested the suspect and cleared the residence to ensure the safety of any other occupants.

A 36-year-old male of Oshawa is charged with: Assault; Forcible Confinement; Assault with a Weapon x2; Discharge Air Gun with Intent to Wound x2; Use Imitation Firearm x2; Weapons Dangerous x2 and Fail to Comply with Probation x2. He was held for a bail hearing. His name is withheld to protect the identity of the female.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Cowan of the Domestic Violence Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext 5390.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.