Man from Nunavut charged after NSCC corrections officer attacked, sent to hospital

North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) in Yellowknife. (CKLB file photo).

The RCMP in Yellowknife have charged a Nunavut man with assaulting a peace officer after a corrections officer was attacked at the North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) last month.

Police state it happened mid-afternoon on May 28 and the male victim, whom they haven’t identified, went to Stanton Territorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It’s not clear exactly where in the facility the assault took place or the motive behind it.

Jorden Charlie, 19, is to appear in a Yellowknife court on August 9.

It’s also not clear what he was in jail for in the first place.

Charlie remains in custody.



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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.