Sydney Mines man wanted for assault turns himself in
A 28-year-old Sydney Mines man wanted for an assault outside the Emera Centre Northside has surrendered to police.
Police say Jason Matthew Gillis turned himself in at the Cape Breton Regional Police central office on Grand Lake Road and was arrested at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Earlier, police had issued a request for public assistance in locating Gillis who faces two charges of assault causing bodily harm.
The charges come as the result of investigation into reports that two men were assaulted by Gillis when all three were leaving the Emera Centre at approximately 1 a.m. on May 31.
At the time of the incident, both victims were taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening facial injuries and one victim was further treated in Halifax.
Police obtained a warrant for Gillis’s arrest after being unable to locate him.