Sault Ste. Marie police make fifth arrest in attack
Published Friday, May 17, 2019 6:05PM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:47PM EDT
Sault Ste. Marie police are looking for Amanda Neyland, wanted for attempted murder (Sault Ste. Marie Police Service)
Sault Ste. Marie police say 31-year-old Amanda Neyland has been arrested.
She was brought in to custody on Tuesday and is beng held for bail court.
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is looking for a fifth person in relation to an incident that took place on Thursday, May 16 in the 100 block of James Street after arresting 29-year-old James Bolan, the fourth suspect in the case, on Saturday.
Now, police say they are searching for 31-year-old Amanda Neyland of Albert Street West.
She is wanted on numerous charges, including attempted murder and assault with a weapon after an attack that sent a man to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Four people have already been charged for attempted murder, among other offences.
These charges have yet to be proven in a Court of law, and all accused individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
On May 16, 2019, officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service responded to a call for service in relation to an incident in the 100 block of James Street.
During the mid-morning hours on Thursday, police say that four people entered a residence of a person known to them and once inside, the victim was attacked, and is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, officers arrested three people in connection to this incident and now, 37-year old Sarah Mergaert of James Street, 34-year-old Jarrett Jocko of Andrew Street, and 29-year-old Gilbert Ryan Wilson of Gilles Street have been charged with the following:
- Attempted Murder
- Assault with a Weapon
- Weapons Dangerous
- Unlawfully in a Dwelling
A fourth suspect, 29-year-old James Bolan is also wanted in connection to this incident and members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service are actively looking him. He is also wanted for crimes listed above.
Bolan is considered dangerous and police urge the public not to approach him. If you see him, police ask the public to please call 9-1-1 immediately.
The three accused in custody are being held pending a bail hearing.