Thursday, April 2, 2020

Attempted murder suspect released on bail

chatham court house

A 20-year-old Walpole Island man, who is charged with attempted murder stemming from an incident back in May, has been released.

Taylor Ermatinger, had originally been denied bail in the Ontario Court of Justice on June 4.

However, a bail review was requested.

A Superior Court Justice overturned the decision and granted Ermatinger a release on a recognizance on July 21, which includes a long list of conditions.

Ermatinger’s charges stem from an altercation at Sam’s Hotel in Wallaceburg back in the spring.

The Chatham-Kent Police said the incident left a 19-year-old Wallaceburg man in critical condition.

Conversations on social media suggest that the victim’s condition has been improving.

Ermatinger’s next court appearance will be Oct. 14 at the Chatham court house to be spoken to.

Another person charged in the case, 18-year-old Jessy Elder of Wallaceburg is out of custody as well.

Elder pleaded guilty on Aug. 7 to obstructing police and was given a 30 day sentence.

Elder was also handed a five-year weapons prohibition, 18-months of probation and was ordered to pay a victim fine surcharge of $200.

He served 80 days in pre-sentence custody and was given credit for serving 120 days in jail.

Charges against Elder for being an accessory to an attempted murder, were withdrawn.

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