Preliminary inquiry date set for Kentville man charged with attempted murder

Kirk Starratt
Published on July 25, 2014
Kentville Justice Centre

A preliminary inquiry date has been set for a Kentville man facing several attempted murder and aggravated assault charges.

Paul Eldon Lake, 53, is facing three counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace. Lake was charged after three people were stabbed overnight June 20 in downtown Kentville. There were two calls to 911 from the area of Prospect Road and Main Street reporting the stabbings at around 1 a.m.

Lake has elected trial by judge and jury on the attempted murder and aggravated assault charges.

Previously, a conditional sentence order had been cancelled for Lake.

Defence attorney Chris Manning appeared in Kentville provincial court on Lake’s behalf on July 24 to have a date for a preliminary inquiry set. Judge John MacDougall scheduled the hearing for Nov. 7. Manning said on July 21 that about three quarters of a day would be needed.

Police allege that Lake injured three people on June 20: two men, age 24 and 26, and a 36-year-old woman. According to court records, the stabbing victims include Timothy Lee Lake, Nathaniel Theriault and Sherry Renouf. The accused was in a domestic relationship with Renouf.