A Yarmouth man facing a charge of attempted murder in connection with a recent alleged shooting remains in custody.
Ian Matthew Huskins, 37, was scheduled to undergo a showcause (bail) hearing in provincial court in Yarmouth on April 9. However, the lawyer who will be representing Huskins was not available on this date so the hearing was adjourned to April 29.
Huskins, who appeared via video from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside, consented to his continued remand in custody as he awaits the hearing that will determine whether he is released.
Huskins has been in custody since being arrested the morning of March 27 at a residence on the Main Shore Road in Yarmouth County, where he surrendered to members of the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team.
The charges Huskins is facing – which also include counts of discharging a firearm with intent; careless use of a firearm and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public – stem from an alleged shooting on March 26.
According to the RCMP, on the evening of March 26, a 34-year-old man was shot by another man. Police located a truck believed to have been involved in the incident in a ditch area off of the Greenville Road in Hebron. The RCMP say the suspect fled the scene and the victim ran to a nearby residence for help. The victim was transported to the QE11 hospital where he received medical treatment.
The RCMP say a police dog team was called in that evening to attempt to track the suspect but no one was located. However, the RCMP said they located evidence that assisted police in locating their suspect inside a home on the Main Shore Road in Yarmouth County.