Assault now deemed an attempted murder and arrest made

Assault now deemed an attempted murder and arrest made


Officers assigned to the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have made an arrest in a relation to an assault that occurred in Dartmouth on Monday evening.


Shortly before 9 p.m. on October 2, police responded to an address on Gaston Road where a 59-year-old man was found with life-threatening injuries. Evidence at the scene indicated that the man was a victim of an assault at that location. EHS attended and the man was transported to the hospital for treatment, where he remains.


At 9:45 p.m. on October 3, police attended another residence on Gaston Road where they arrested a 53-year-old man from Dartmouth without incident. He was transported to police headquarters for questioning and was remanded into custody. A search warrant was executed at this location on October 4 by investigators,including Forensic Identification officers.


Kenneth Wayne Hodder has been charged with attempted murder and robbery, as it was learned through the course of the investigation that a sum of money was stolen from the victim following the assault. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.


This was not a random act and the victim and suspect are known to each other.


Source: Media Release


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