Two suspects charged in break and enter, assault on elderly Smithers woman

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Two suspects have been charged in an incident involving an assault on an elderly woman in Smithers last year.

On December 18th, Smithers RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter, where they found that an 88-year-old woman had been assaulted after bear spray was used in the home.

Eugene Tom and Clinton Brown have both been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering and committing theft, and breaking and entering and committing assault. 

Tom has also been charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Tom is in custory and will appear in court on March 2nd, while Brown has been released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in court on March 30th.