Port Greville area man facing attempted murder charge

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Alleged incident occurred Thursday in Fox Point

Cumberland RCMP have charged a 67-year-old man with attempted murder

A 67-year-old Cumberland County man has been charged with attempted murder following a firearm incident last week in Fox Point.

FOX POINT – A 67-year-old Cumberland County man has been charged with attempted murder following a firearm incident last week in Fox Point.

On Jan. 16  at approximately 7 p.m., Cumberland County RCMP responded to a call of a shot fired at a vehicle while the occupant was exiting the pick-up truck. The shot shattered the drivers side window and damaged the door in several places. 

Further investigation revealed that the victim's house was also shot at and sustained damage. The occupant was not injured.

Neale Wagstaff was arrested on Friday morning without incident. He is facing several charges including attempted murder, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace, unsafe storage of a weapon, mischief and operation of a motor vehicle while impaired. 

He appeared in court Monday and was released on several conditions.

He is due back in court on March 3 at 9:30 a.m. 

A 39-year-old man who was also arrested on Friday and later released is being investigated for accessory after the fact.

The investigation is continuing.

Geographic location: Fox Point, Cumberland County

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