Greater Sudbury Police have released a 25-year-old man arrested for attempted murder Friday, finding that although he had been in an altercation with the victim, he was not responsible for their most critical injuries.
In the early hours of July 1, police were called to a disturbance involving two individuals at a residence on Ferndale Avenue in the Minnow Lake area.
Through further investigation officers determined that a serious assault had taken place between the individuals, found to be known to each other, and the arrest of a 25-year-old suspect was performed.
But police now say they arrested the wrong man.
“The 25-year-old man and the 45-year-old man (victim) were involved in a physical altercation just prior to the serious assault, however, after canvassing the area and speaking to witnesses, detectives have determined the 25-year-old man was not responsible for the victim’s injuries,” said a press release.
“After the initial altercation, the 45-year-old man was involved in a second assault that resulted in the serious injuries requiring immediate medical attention.”
This 48-year-old suspect has since been identified, located, and arrested Friday evening for attempted murder and driving while under suspension. The search of his vehicle and residence are both warrant-pending.
He will be attending Weekend and Statutory Holiday (W.A.S.H) Court today to answer to the charges.
The victim remains in the hospital in critical condition.
Anyone with information related to this matter or the person involved is asked to contact GSPS at 705-675-9171 ex. 2325 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.