Members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid charges in a stabbing that occurred yesterday afternoon in Dartmouth.
On November 23 at 2:36 p.m., police received a report of a physical disturbance in the 0-100 block of Alderney Landing. There was a group of approximately five people in the area when a physical altercation broke out between two men, which resulted in an 18-year-old man receiving a stab wound to his hand and a broken finger. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was located a short distance away and was arrested without incident and held in custody overnight. Police determined that this was not a random act as the suspect and victim are known to each other.
Twenty-two-year-old Donavin Andrew Diggs of Dartmouth is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial court today to face charges of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and five counts of breach of a probation order.