A 76-year-old man was seriously injured and taken to hospital following an assault on Tuesday evening. 

According to Police, the incident took place on May 7, around 8:10 p.m. at a residence on Burns Bay.

While officers were en route, it was reported that the suspect was assaulting an elderly man. Once at the scene, RCMP located the suspect jumping on the roof of a vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to Winnipeg, where he remains in care.

Mounties say that the investigation has determined that before the assault, the suspect, who was known to the victim, was hired to do some renovations at the victim’s home.

The suspect also reportedly damaged property at the residence. 

Michael Taylor, 35, was remanded into custody, and he has been charged with Aggravated Assault and two counts of Mischief.