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3 arrested for attempted murder in James St. incident, police seek fourth suspect

The victim is in hospital with life-threatening injuries
29-year-old James Bolan is wanted for attempted murder in association with an incident in a residence in the 100 block of James Street in the early hours of May 16. Police provided photo

On May 16, 2019 officers with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service responded to a call for service in relation to an incident in the 100 block of James Street.

During the mid-morning hours of May 16, 2019 three accused and a fourth suspect entered a residence of a person known to them in the 100 block of James Street. Once inside the victim was attacked and is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

As a result of the ongoing investigation officers arrested 37-year-old Sarah Mergaert of James Street, 34-year-old Jarrett Jocko of Andrew Street and 29-year-old Gilbert Ryan Wilson of Gilles Street.

All of the accused are charged with the following; 

  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Unlawfully in a Dwelling 

Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service are actively looking for a fourth suspect, 29-year-old James Bolan.

He is wanted for attempted murder, assault with a weapon, weapons dangerous and unlawfully in a dwelling.

Mr. Bolan is considered dangerous and police urge the public not to approach him.

If you see him, police ask the public to please call 911 immediately. All three of the accused were held for bail court.