Chatham Man Charged After Police Officer Spat Upon

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A Chatham man faces assault charges after an incident involving a police officer.

Chatham-Kent Police Service says the man was found in possession of an air compressor that had been reported stolen from a business on Grand Avenue Sunday.

Police say the man was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he spat on an officer.

A 25-year-old man from Chatham is charged with break and enter, theft, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and assaulting a peace officer.

Police say the man remains in custody while he awaits a bail hearing.