Three Additional Arrests After Further Investigation
(ESPANOLA, ON) – Members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made further arrests in relation to a January 21, 2021 shooting incident on Albert Street in Espanola, in which one person was injured. This is in addition to the seven people already charged following the incident.
On May 4, 2021, as a result of the ongoing investigation, three more people were arrested and charged.
Kerri Lyn DUHAIME, 39 years-of-age, from Espanola was charged with:
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Dugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA
- Obstruct Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
Taralee ROBINSON, 42 years-of-age, from Espanola was charged with:
- Trafficking in Firearm, Weapon, Device or Ammunition, contrary to section 99 of the CC
- Failure to Comply with Release Order – Other than to Attend Court, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the CC
Patrick SOUCY, 30 years-of-age, of Sables – Spanish Rivers Township, was charged with:
- Obstruct Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC.
All three accused persons have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on July 5, 2021.
The investigation remains ongoing with members of the OPP Manitoulin Detachment Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, in collaboration with the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS).
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.