Bracebridge OPP catch man wanted for attempted murder in Stayner
Bracebridge OPP apprehended a man wanted for attempted murder on Friday.
The Huronia West OPP responded to a 9-1-1 call at an address in Stayner on July 31st. Officers located a person inside the residence suffering from serious injuries. The initial investigation revealed that the victim was sexually assaulted and then stabbed. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was later air-lifted to a trauma centre.
As a result of the investigation, a warrant was issued for 31-year-old Michael Zaakir of Wasaga Beach on charges including:
- Attempt to commit murder
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Failure to comply with release order
- 2 counts of Uttering threats - cause death or bodily harm
- Theft of motor vehicle
Bracebridge OPP, along with members of the Huronia West OPP arrested Zaakir without incident on Friday.
He was held for a bail hearing and remanded into custody.