On January 13, 2016, two males became involved in a verbal argument over money owed. The argument turned physical leading the victim to call to a friend asking for money or he would be injured.
As a result of the investigation that went from St. Thomas to Port Burwell and back, a 35 year old St. Thomas man has been charged with 1 count of extortion, 1 count of assault, and three counts of breach of probation. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing. The victim suffered minor injuries.