Man accused of assaulting toddler arrested in N.B.
Benoit LeBouthillier is accused of assaulting a two-year-old boy and making threats against the boy's mother.
Published Friday, November 23, 2012 3:33PM AST
Last Updated Friday, November 23, 2012 3:40PM AST
A New Brunswick man accused of assaulting a two-year-old boy has been arrested at a home in Cap-Bateau.
Police sent a release Nov. 11, asking for the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Benoit LeBouthillier of Bas-Caraquet.
LeBouthillier is accused of assault causing bodily harm against the boy and making death threats against the boy’s mother on two separate occasions.
The incidents are alleged to have taken place on July 31, 2011 and a month later on Aug. 31, in the Belledune area.
Police say LeBouthillier appeared in provincial court on Sept. 1, 2011 and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges.
A trial date was scheduled for Jan. 3, 2012, but police say LeBouthillier failed to appear in court to stand trial. The provincial court issued a warrant for his arrest.
Attempts to locate LeBouthillier were unsuccessful until Friday morning, when police arrested him without incident in Cap-Bateau.
LeBouthillier is in police custody and is due to appear in court at a later date.