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Attempted murder charges laid after weekend downtown assault

The victim, who police say knew the attacker, remains in critical, but stable, condition.

North Bay police have arrested and charged a man and a woman with attempted murder after a man that was known to them was assaulted downtown Saturday morning.

The pair were arrested Sunday.

At 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, police and EMS responded to reports that a man was seriously injured from an assault and required medical attention. An adult male victim was found downtown on Wyld Street and rushed to hospital in critical condition.

Wyld was closed for about six hours to allow for the investigation. Residents were told to avoid the area, but police later said there was no immediate threat to the public.

OPP also had the area behind the North Bay museum taped off and guarded by heavily armed officers.

Over the next several hours, police maintained an increased presence in the area of Wyld as well as the 100 and 200 blocks of McIntyre Street, Main Street, and Oak Street.

By 5:30 p.m. all areas were reopened to the public.

On Sunday at 5:15 p.m., officers raided a home in the 500-block of Rose Avenue.

One of the suspects was located inside but fled from the police. Shortly thereafter, police found and arrested the person outside. At the same time, the other suspect was located in another residence in the 500-block of Rose Avenue by police and arrested.

Police say the victim remains in critical, but stable, condition and the attackers were known to him. They also say a weapon is involved, however, "in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation, we cannot specify what type of weapon."

Sandra Dorothy Haggart, 34, of North Bay is charged with, "Attempt to commit murder."

Travis Stillaway, 26, of North Bay, is charged with:

  • Attempt to commit murder
  • Four counts of failure to comply with a release order

The accused are currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.

See: Active police investigation in downtown North Bay

Members of the North Bay Police Service Uniformed Patrol Section, Criminal Investigation Section, and Forensic Identification Section are all involved in the investigation of this incident. Assisting was the OPP, specifically the OPP K9 Unit, Emergency Response Unit, and Remote Piloted Aerial System (drone).

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or has dash camera or security camera footage of this incident, is asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Jackson, at the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555.

Jeff Turl

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