Ontario Provincial Police say Eric Wildman has now been charged with attempted murder after officers were met with gun fire while attempting to execute a warrant.
The 34 year old Manitoba man is a suspect in the homicide of Clifford Joseph, 40, whose body has not been found.
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On June 7, Joseph was reported missing and his vehicle was found abandoned, which led to suspicion. Five days later, Wildman was named the person of interest in the case.
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Wildman was arrested in Belleville Ont., early Friday morning and is set to appear in court on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
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According to RCMP, Wildman is charged with possession of a prohibited device, failing to report destruction of prohibited firearm and transportation of a firearm.
Wildman remains in custody in Manitoba and OPP say is the only individual intended to be charged in relation to this incident.
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