Attempted murder in Renfrew assault


The Renfrew detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has made one arrest but is searching for a second suspect in an incident which left one man with serious injuries.

Police say that on Sunday, June 16, at approximately 11 pm, officers responded to a report of an altercation on Argyle Street South in the Town of Renfrew.

OPP officers and Renfrew County Paramedics located a 37-year-old victim with serious injuries. The victim was transported to local hospital and was later airlifted to Ottawa by Ornge.

PEARCEAn arrest warrant has been issued for Darren Pearce, 34-years-old, of no fixed address (right), in relation to this active investigation. He is considered dangerous.

Police say anyone who may know of his whereabouts or who may come into contact with this suspect should not approach him and should call police immediately by calling 9-1-1.

On Tuesday, June 18, officers located and arrested a 30-year-old male in relation to this investigation. The accused faces several criminal charges including:

• Attempt to commit murder contrary to section 239(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC);

The accused remains in custody, pending a bail hearing scheduled for June 19, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke.

The investigation remains ongoing under the direction of Detective Inspector Dave MacDonald of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Renfrew OPP at 613-432-3211. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.