Two arrested after man suffers gun shot wounds


Yarmouth Town RCMP and Yarmouth Rural RCMP have arrested two people following a report of a man suffering gun shot wounds.

On August 26, Yarmouth Town RCMP learned that a 22-year-old man from Yarmouth County had suffered gun shot wounds. The wounds were considered serious but not life-threatening and he was treated at the hospital.

Members of Yarmouth Town RCMP, Yarmouth Rural RCMP, Yarmouth/Clare Street Crime Enforcement Unit, Police Dog Services and the Yarmouth Town General Investigation Section (GIS) began an investigation into the incident.

Subsequent to this investigation, a 29-year-old man from South Ohio and a 23-year-old woman from Yarmouth were arrested on August 26, at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Quaco Rd. near Port Maitland without incident. The woman was later released without charges and the man remained in custody.

Joshua Dwayne Lawrence, 29, from South Ohio has appeared in Yarmouth Provincial Court today and is remanded into custody until September 3. He is charged with Discharging a Firearm with Intent, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose and Careless Use of a Firearm.

RCMP investigators and the RCMP Forensic Identification Section searched a South Ohio home yesterday in relation to the incident .

The investigation is ongoing.

This was not a random act as the parties were known to one another.

File # 20191287781