Bills Sports Bar Stabbing Leads to Attempted Murder Charge 090718

Bills Sports Bar Stabbing Leads to Attempted Murder Charge 090718

ATTEMPT TO COMMIT MURDER, ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON, ASSAULT, POSSESSION OF A WEAPON FOR A DANGEROUS PURPOSE, UTTERING THREATS, BREACH

Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Community Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Division has made an arrest in relation to the stabbing which occurred on June 6th, 2018 at Bill’s Sports Bar.

Gyasi Burke, 36, of Chateauguay, Quebec was arrested on September 5th, 2018 and charged with the following:

• Attempt to commit murder
• Assault with a weapon
• Assault
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
• Threats
• Beach of undertaking (for possessing a weapon and failing to keep the peace)
• Breach of probation (for failing to keep the peace)

It is alleged during the early morning hours on June 6th, 2018, the man became belligerent with a woman at the bar and subsequently assaulted her. It is further alleged an altercation took place outside of the bar, at which time he stabbed a 31-year-old man multiple times with a knife. It is alleged the man then made hand gestures at patrons, imitating the shooting of a gun, before fleeing the area. Police were contacted and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On September 5th, 2018, a member of the Cornwall Community Police Service assumed custody of the man from a detention centre in Montreal, as they had the man in custody on the strength of Cornwall’s warrant. The warrant was executed and the man was held for a bail hearing.

MISCHIEF, THREATS

Cornwall, ON – A 36-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on September 5th, 2018 and charged with mischief for interfering with the lawful use of property, as well as threats. It is alleged on numerous occasions between April and September, 2018, the man would yell and scream aggressively, as well as bang on the floor for an extended period of time, interfering with the lawful use of property for his neighbour in the basement apartment. It is further alleged on September 5th, 2018 the man made threats to kill his landlord. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During the investigation the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on October 4th, 2018. His name was not released as it would identify the victims in the matter.

ASSAULT, THREATS, BREACH

Cornwall, ON – Nicole Swift, 27, of Cornwall was arrested on September 6th, 2018 and charged with threats, assault, and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged during an argument on September 6th, 2018 the woman threatened to harm a woman known to her, as well as cause damage to her residence. It is further alleged that during the argument the woman also assaulted a man who was known to her and police were contacted. During the investigation the woman was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

CALLS FOR SERVICE

There were 57 calls for service in the City of Cornwall in the last 24 hours (8 am the previous day to 8 am the day of the release).




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