A man wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Halifax in October 2015 was arrested earlier this week in Toronto.
At approximately 3:50 p.m. on October 21 officers responded to a reported disturbance in the area of Brunswick and Artz Streets. Upon arrival, officers located a 46-year-old male victim, however, the male suspect had fled. Officers were able to determine from witnesses in the area that the victim had been struck with a blunt object during the altercation and sustained serious injuries as a result. The victim was transported to hospital by EHS with what were described as life-threatening injuries at the time but was released from hospital within a week of the incident occurring.
An arrest warrant was issued on October 23 for 24-year-old Arnelle Wellington Ellison of Halifax in relation to this matter. The Toronto Police Service Fugitive Squad arrested Ellison on December 29 in their jurisdiction, and he was returned to Halifax on December 31.
Ellison has been remanded to the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Monday, January 4 to face charges of attempted murder, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and two counts of breaching court orders.