WINDSOR, ONT. -- Chatham-Kent police say a 57-year-old Wheatley man has been charged with assault after a fight escalated with his roommate.

Officers say a verbal argument between roommates at a residence in Wheatley escalated into a physical altercation Thursday morning.

Through investigation, police say they learned that the man assaulted the woman, resulting in her requiring medical attention.

The 57-year-old Wheatley man was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm. He was released pending a future court date of May 21.