Antigonish RCMP are currently investigating an attempted murder incident that occurred late on Tuesday evening in North Grant.
At approximately 11:40 p.m., Antigonish RCMP responded to a call of an assault in progress at a residence in North Grant. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 55-year-old female had been assaulted by a 49-year-old resident of the home in North Grant. The victim who escaped the residence during the assault sustained minor injuries. The victim and suspects are known to each other.
On July 17th, at approximately 12:30 a.m., RCMP arrested the suspect at his residence without incident, he remains in custody.
Sterling Robert Partridge, 49, is facing charges of attempted murder, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, sexual assault and two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm.