Police announce charges faced by five people after 'serious assault' in Yarmouth

The RCMP has announced the charges faced by five people following a serious assault on Friday in Yarmouth.

19-year-old Jadelyn Kristi-Ann Rhyno, also known as Trey Middleton, 19-year-old Danesha Russell, and a 17-year-old girl, all from Yarmouth, face charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and uttering threats to cause bodily harm.

The two named individuals appeared in court Tuesday and are being held in custody, pending another court appearance Thursday, while the teen, who turned herself in to police on Saturday, is scheduled to appear in court on the 26th.

Another 19-year-old woman faces the same charges, minus the uttering threats to cause bodily harm offence, while a 64-year-old woman from Yarmouth is facing one count of assault with a weapon.

Both are scheduled to attend Yarmouth Provincial Court on February 19th.

The RCMP say a 17-year-old girl was was punched, dragged by her hair, thrown to the ground, and had water poured down her throat after she got into a vehicle "on a pretense."

At one point, the owner of a dog tried to get it to attack the girl before she escaped into the store, injured and screaming.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and police are still asking for anyone with information to come forward.