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Update: Yarmouth RCMP makes arrest following shooting incident

Yarmouth Rural RCMP has arrested a 22-year-old man in relation to an incident on the evening March 1 where another man was injured as a result of a gunshot.

Ronald Dempsey Higby, of Yarmouth, was arrested in the early evening hours of March 1. He was located on a wooded trail near Ellis Rd. and was arrested without incident. He has been charged with Attempted Murder with a Firearm, Endangering the Life of a Person, Breach of Probation, and a number of firearms offences. He was held in custody and appeared in Yarmouth Provincial Court on March 5, and is being held in custody until his next court appearance on April 3.

The RCMP was assisted by Ground Search and Rescue teams who searched for evidence on March 3, and located parts of the firearm and some ammunition believed to have been used by the suspect in this incident.

Yarmouth Rural RCMP is continuing to investigate this matter. Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Yarmouth Rural RCMP at 902-742-9106, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award. 


Source: Media Release

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