North Grenville shooting leads to attempted murder charge

A charge of attempted murder has been laid in connection with a shooting in North Grenville over the Victoria Day long weekend.

According to the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), one person was injured during an assault at a residence in Oxford Station.

It happened around 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

A short time later, several individuals were injured when a shotgun was fired at the vehicle they were in.

None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Following a police investigation by Grenville County OPP’s Crime Unit, three people have been arrested and charged.

Jesse Bryanton, 31, of Oxford Station faces the following charges:

  • Attempted murder
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Discharge a firearm in a reckless manner
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Bryanton has also been charged with the following offences following a separate investigation:

  • Sexual assault on a person under 16
  • Sexual interference

Bryanton was remanded in custody at a bail hearing on Thursday and is scheduled in court again in Brockville on May 30.

Nicholas Fichera, 33, of North Grenville faces the following charges:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon

Natasha Bergeron, 30, of Oxford Station, faces the following charges:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Uttering threats to cause death of bodily harm

Fichera and Bergeron have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court in Brockville on July 12. If you have any information, please contact Grenville County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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