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Police arrest man wanted in shovel attack

But they're still looking to ID two other men, who, along with Gour-Boyd, police allege were involved in an earlier assault on Dec. 1
Suspect Chase Gour-Boyd has now been taken into custody.

Greater Sudbury Police say they arrested a 30-year-old man Jan. 4 who was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants for two separate assaults that took place on Dec. 1. 

The various charges against Chase Gour-Boyd include assault, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement.

While Gour-Boyd has been taken into custody, police are still requesting assistance to identify two individuals they say are involved in one of the two assaults (see photos below).

Anyone with information related to the identities of these two individuals is asked to contact police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.

Greater Sudbury Police are requesting assistance to identify two individuals (seen here) involved in Dec. 1 assaults in Sudbury. (Supplied)
Greater Sudbury Police are requesting assistance to identify two individuals (seen here) involved in Dec. 1 assaults in Sudbury. (Supplied)

According to a release from GSPS, the original incident was reported to police Dec. 1 at around 1:25 a.m. and officers were dispatched to Durham Street in relation to a weapons complaint. “Information provided was that an individual was seen beating another individual with a shovel outside of an establishment on Durham Street,” said the release. 

“The individual believed to be responsible for the attack then went inside the establishment while the injured individual left the area on foot. Officers attended the establishment and were unable to positively identify the individuals involved in the incident.” 

Then, the release states that just after 2:15 a.m. officers were dispatched to the hospital as City of Greater Sudbury Paramedics had transported an individual who had sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries consistent with the assault that had taken place on Durham Street. As part of the ongoing investigation, officers reviewed video surveillance footage of the incident and identified the individual believed to be responsible for the assault. 

Based on the investigation, officers applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Gour-Boyd. 

There is also a second incident under investigation, a result of reviewing the video surveillance footage for the original incident reported to police. 

“Officers determined that another assault had taken place shortly before the incident involving the shovel,” reads the police release. “Officers observed video footage of three individuals holding a person while a fourth individual repeatedly assaulted the person. 

Officers identified two of the four people involved - they say one was Gour-Boyd and the second was 20-year-old Tyler Cole, who was arrested and charged on December 18. 

None of the allegations have been tested in court and the accused is considered innocent unless proven guilty.