DARTMOUTH: The police have arrested another man in connection with an unusual incident that took place along Trans-Canada Highway 105 three years ago.
On November 1, the RCMP announced the arrest of 37-year-old David James Bishop from Dartmouth in connection with an incident in which a man was left in a pickup truck on the side of the highway in Glendale in June of 2016.
RCMP investigators believe this incident started inside an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang clubhouse in New Glasgow and the severely injured man was transported in the pickup truck and left where police found him.
Bishop was arrested in Dartmouth and charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and accessory after the fact. He appeared in Pictou Provincial Court on October 31 and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to return to court on November 12.
Also charged in connection with the incident last December were 48-year-old Donald Melbourn Messenger, of Broughton, 45-year-old William Jeffrey Giles, of Pictou County, and 49-year-old Charles Jardine Hayman, of New Glasgow. All are facing charges of aggravated assault, forcible confinement, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and accessory after the fact. All three were held in custody after their court appearances last year.
On June 7, 2016, Inverness District RCMP responded to a call of a severely injured man in a pick-up truck parked on the side of the highway. He was subsequently air-lifted by Emergency Health Services to a Halifax hospital where he remained until June 13 for treatment of what police described as life-threatening injuries.