OPP INVESTIGATING SERIOUS ASSAULT OF PEDESTRIAN
(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – The Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested two people in connection to a pedestrian collision and assault on Highway 64, West Nipissing.
On October 16, 2022, at 2:30 a.m., OPP Nipissing West members responded to a 9-1-1 call on Highway 64 where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The investigation revealed that the pedestrian was then assaulted by the vehicle’s occupants who then left the scene prior to police arrival.
As a result of the investigation:
Micheal-John HILTON, 40 years-of-age and Tylor MERRIGAN, 28 years-of-age, both from West Nipissing, have been charged with:
Attempt to Commit Murder, contrary to section 239(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC)
Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the CC
Assault with A Weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the CC (two counts)
Assault Causing Bodily Harm, contrary to section 267(b) of the CC (two counts)
The accused were held for bail court, then remanded back into custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on October 21, 2022, and October 26, 2022 respectively.
WEST NIPISSING, ON) – On October 16, 2022, at 2:30 a.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 9-1-1 call on Highway 64, West Nipissing involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
Investigation revealed that after being struck by a vehicle, the pedestrian was then assaulted by its occupants who then left prior to the arrival of police.
The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital, with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries by Nipissing Paramedic Services.
The highway was closed in both directions for approximately three hours, to allow Traffic Incident Management Enforcement Team (T.I.M.E.) to attended and process the scene.
Investigators believe there is no imminent threat to public safety, but the OPP reminds members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times.
Nipissing West OPP members are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the OPP Nipissing West Crime Unit.
If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000