RCMP investigating Attempted Murder in Antigonish County

Posted on July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013, North Grant, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish RCMP are currently investigating an Attempted Murder incident that occurred late on Tuesday evening.

On July 16th, 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, appeared in Provincial Court this morning for a show cause hearing on charges of attempted murder, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, sexual assault and two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm. He has been remanded in custody until July 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. when he will appearing in Provincial Court in Port Hawkesbury for a decision on whether he will be released on conditions or held in custody. The investigation is continuing.

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Contact person:

Sgt. Brian Rehill
Antigonish RCMP
Office: (902) 863-6500


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