Five people facing charges after brutal beating

Five people face charges after a 36 year-old Sarnia man was robbed and beaten after going to a Maxwell Street home.

Sarnia Police say on July 15, a man went to a home on Maxwell and was beaten allegedly by three men. Police say the man was punched in the jaw and then beaten with a stick and kicked repeatedly in his body and head. Police say the man had a large gash to his head and told police the three assailants threatened to kill him.

When the beating stopped, the victim emptied his pockets and was told to clean himself up. As he headed for the bathroom, he told police he was struck again.

The man finally left the home and eventually was treated at the hospital. He went to Sarnia Police two days later to report the event saying he didn’t say anything before because the assailants had threatened to kill his family.

Police forensic experts searched the home and seized a handgun, a cane they believe was used in the beating and the man’s shirt, which police say was blood stained.

Five people in all are facing charges ranging from aggravated assault, uttering threats, robbery, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of a firearm without a license. A warrant has also been issued for a 21 year old in connection with the robbery.