Attempted Murder Suspect Identified

Thursday, January 05, 2006 at 13:51



Montreal Lake is the scene today of a court appearance for a local man charged with attempted murder.


35-year-old Gary Ballantyne made his first appearance in court yesterday in Prince Albert.


Ballantyne is also facing charges of assault and pointing a firearm.


The RCMP say a 22-year-old woman was the target of the alleged assault early Tuesday morning, but didn’t suffer any injuries.


The Mounties say Ballantyne turned himself into police after a man armed with a rifle eluded officers Tuesday morning by running into a nearby wooded area.