Ontario police filed 2 charges of attempted murder against manitoba homicide suspect Eric Whiteman
Ontario police have filed two attempted murder charges against Eric Wildman, a fugitive Manitoba murder suspect who was arrested in Belleville, Ontario last week.
The 34-year-old Whiteman was arrested in the early morning of June 18, four days before he issued an arrest warrant in Canada for the disappearance of his neighbor Clifford Joseph.
A press release issued by the Ontario police stated that when the police tried to arrest the fugitive at their home in Belleville, 170 kilometers east of Toronto, they were shot. With the help of crisis negotiators, Wideman and another man finally surrendered.
OPP stated that inside the house, investigators found a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol and other ballistic evidence. Police said that ammunition was also found in Wildman’s car.
After further investigation, OPP obtained an arrest warrant for Wildman on two counts of attempted murder with a gun and one charge of possession of restricted firearms without permission.
Wideman was detained in Winnipeg, and he is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. He has been charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with other gun-related crimes in Manitoba.
According to the OPP, Wildman is the only individual they intend to charge against his arrest.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is still investigating the disappearance of the 40-year-old Joseph. He was last seen at his home in San Clemente, Marne. Anyone who has information to help investigators can call 431-489-8551 or anonymously call the fight crime hotline 1-800-222-8477.safety warning You can also submit online.