Woman bites back after visit with a man turns violent

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A violent dispute left a Kamloops woman with head wounds, a Kamloops man with hand wounds and a three-year-old with the memory of how it all happened.

A 39-year-old Kamloops man is facing several charges after a visit with a former female acquaintance turned sour on the 1700 block of Brunner Avenue, about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

RCMP staff Sgt. Grant Learned said the alleged incident occurred when an argument turned physically violent. He said the woman sought refuge in her apartment bathroom before the door was smashed in by the man, and she tried and failed to escape her home twice before sustaining injuries.

"The woman reported being choked and having her head smashed into the wall," Learned said.

The woman bit the man's hand before he fled the scene, leaving a bloody trail behind and taking the woman't cell phone, leaving her unable to call police. Her three-year-old son who was home at the time of the incident left his bedroom and witnessed the event.

Neigbours phoned the police after hearing screams and cries for help.

RCMP used a police tracking dog during their investigation and found the man in the 800 block of Newman Street. He surrendered after slipping on ice, succumbing to RCMP with the help of police dogs.

The man was known to RCMP and faces charges of assault, mischief under $5,000, theft under $5,000 and unlawful confinement.

— Jessica Wallace

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