Man charged with aggravated assault after roadside stabbing

June 14, 2024
Louisdale, Nova Scotia

News release

Richmond County District RCMP has charged a man after responding to a stabbing Thursday evening.

On June 13, Richmond County District RCMP were called to the 500-block of Hwy. 320 after a report that a man had been stabbed. On arrival, officers located a 53-year-old man from Dundee, NS with multiple stab wounds.

Officers learned that the victim and a 27-year-old man from Louisdale had been involved in a roadside altercation, and during the altercation the victim had been stabbed. The suspect had left prior to police arriving.

The victim was transported to Halifax by LifeFlight with serious injuries.

The suspect turned himself in at the Port Hawkesbury RCMP Detachment later that night.

Cody Neil Smith, 27, is currently in custody to appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on June 14 at 1:30 p.m. He is charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Richmond County District RCMP.

File #: 2024-814050

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Contact information

Cst. Mitch Thompson
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
rcmpns-grcne@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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