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Arrest Made in Early Morning Stabbing


Broadcast Time:    2:24 pm                Date: October 3rd, 2023


A Sarnia man has been arrested following an early morning stabbing between two individuals in the area of Euphemia St. and Davis St. in the City of Sarnia.

The men, who were known to each other, were involved in an altercation resulting in one male stabbing the other in the leg.

The victim received emergency medical treatment from responding officers and Lambton EMS. He was transported to an area hospital where he remains in serious but stable condition.

Joshawa McManus (34 years) was arrested and is being held pending a bail hearing on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault cause bodily harm
  • Breach of Probation

At the time of this incident, McManus was bound by a Probation Order that required he not possess any weapon designed or intended to be used to cause death or injury to a person.

This is an active police investigation and the public may see a continued presence in this area. There are no outstanding suspects or ongoing threats to public safety.

The Sarnia Police Service is asking anyone with information to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 519-344-8861.

See something, know something, or hear something?

Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crimes Stoppers at 519-332-TIPS (8477) or online at: https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=314

General Information on Bail Hearings:

Held for bail” means the police chose to not release an accused person back into the community. However, as the police cannot hold a person in custody for longer than 24 hours, we are required to send them to bail court, where they will have a bail hearing. There, the presiding judge or Justice of the Peace will decide on whether the person should be released into the community or not.

Released on bail” means the police held them in custody, but a subsequent release decision by the courts was made.

The bail system provides a framework to oversee and put limits on police custody. It is governed by legislation including the Criminal Code of Canada.



All Media Related Inquiries can be directed to:

Detective Sergeant Johann Lewis

519-344-8861 ext. 6200

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