Man arrested for Dryden assault
Dryden police have made an arrest in the case of an assault on a First Nations man in a Dryden restaurant during the Northern Bands hockey tournament.
Christopher Donylyk of Geraldton was arrested by the Dryden Police Service on March 21 after turning himself into police.
Donylyk will appear in court in Sioux Lookout on March 22 on the charge of assault.
The arrest comes after a video of Donylyk assaulting a man from Pikangikum at a Dryden restaurant spread rapidly on social media.
A complaint was made to Dryden police on March 19, and according to police, leads were called in from many people throughout northwestern Ontario and northern Minnesota who had viewed the video.
The investigation also broadened to include members of the Ontario Provincial Police in Geraldton and Pikangikum.
In a press release, Dryden Police Chief Robert A. Davis said police would like to thank all of the members of the public that came forward with information in the investigation.
“The Dryden Police Service is committed to the public safety of all people that visit, live in or pass through Dryden,” Davis said in the release. “The public is encouraged to be engaged citizens and report crimes when they happen.”
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