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Landlord charged after allegedly assaulting tenant in Grey Highlands, Ont.

Police say the act took place at a home on Helen Boulevard in Simcoe just before 5 p.m. last Friday.
Police say the act took place at a home on Helen Boulevard in Simcoe just before 5 p.m. last Friday. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A landlord has been charged with assault following an incident that took place with his tenant on Friday afternoon at a Main Street West residence in Markdale, Grey Bruce OPP say.

According to police, there was a heated argument between a landlord and tenant that escalated to the landlord physically pushing the tenant’s arm and knocking their cellphone to the ground.

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The landlord, a 59-year-old man from Grey Highlands, Ont., was subsequently charged with assault.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident, officers say.

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The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Owen Sound court in October.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Grey Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.