Halifax police arrest man, woman in Matthew Thomas Sudds murder case

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Matthew Thomas Sudds

METRO HALIFAX

Halifax police have have arrested two people in the murder case of Matthew Thomas Sudds.

Police say they arrested a 29-year-old Halifax man without incident in the city on Friday morning, and a 23-year-old woman, who is a native of Halifax, in Ontario.

“At this time, both the man and the woman are being interviewed, the man here in Halifax and the woman in Ontario and no decision on charges has been made,” said police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages.

Police found Sudds’ body in a ditch on Africville Road on Oct. 14, 2013.

Investigators say he was shot and killed there the evening of Oct. 10, shortly after he was last seen by friends.

Bourdages said the arrests come after months’ of tireless work by investigators.

“The arrests of these two suspects today is a step in the right direction, but the investigation is not over and charges have not been laid yet,” he said.

In early March, police issued a public appeal for help from anyone who saw a black Dodge Charger with out-of-province plates on Africville Road after 6 p.m. on Oct. 14.

In April, the the Department of Justice added the case to its provincial rewards program, with anyone who provides information to police that led to an arrest or conviction receiving up to $150,000.

Sudds had criminal convictions dating back to February of 2008 for drug possession and trafficking, liquor possession, breaching court conditions and uttering threats. His most recent conviction was in September, when he was fined for drug possession.

 

Organizations: Department of Justice

Geographic location: Halifax, Ontario, Africville Road

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