Man stabbed after confronting another for bringing firearm to memorial

Victim taken to hospital with serious injuries

Digby RCMP has charged a man after a stabbing incident on Hwy. 1 in Weymouth.

On May 8, 2022, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Digby RCMP responded to multiple 911 calls of a stabbing that had just occurred at a community centre on Hwy. 1 in Weymouth. RCMP officers from Meteghan, Yarmouth Rural and Yarmouth Town Detachments also attended the scene to assist with the investigation. RCMP officers learned that during a memorial being held at the community centre, Joshua Mabie, 24, had pointed a firearm at a number of other people. Mabie then left the memorial and went to a nearby home.

A group of people went to the home and confronted Mabie, who was outside, about bringing a firearm to a memorial. During this confrontation, Mabie stabbed a 24-year-old Weymouth man, and then went inside the home. RCMP officers attended the home, and safely took Mabie into custody. Mabie was transported to the Digby RCMP Detachment where he was held in cells. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

That same day, Digby RCMP executed a search warrant at a home on Hwy. 1 in Weymouth and closed a section of Hwy. 1, for approximately 8 hours, as part of this investigation. The investigation was assisted by the Digby RCMP General Investigation Section and RCMP Police Dog Services.

Joshua Osbourne Mabie, 24, of Weymouth, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Aggravated Assault;
  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking;
  • Possession of Items to Assist in the Trafficking of a Controlled Substance;
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime;
  • Careless Use of a Firearm;
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose;
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm;
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing it’s Possession is Unauthorized;
  • Possession of Firearms While Prohibited;
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle;
  • Failure to Comply with Conditions of a Release Order (2 counts).

Mabie appeared in Digby Provincial Court on May 9 and was remanded into custody. He will return to Digby Provincial Court on May 17, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is continuing.

Source: Release

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