2020-09-09

Bridgewater resident charged with slashing man in the arm with edged weapon

by Keith Corcoran

A Bridgewater resident is accused of aggravated assault and other charges after a Hebbville man in his 30s sustained a deep slash wound as a result of an altercation on the town's west side August 30.

Christopher Richard Kilfoy, 26, is also charged with assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, causing a disturbance and four counts of breaching his release conditions. The case against him was to be in front of a judge in September as the matter navigates the legal system.

The allegations against Kilfoy have not been tested in court.

Bridgewater Police Service officers were sent at 8:50 a.m. to the corner of Phoenix Street and Pleasant Street where a physical fight had taken place. Reports from the scene indicated a rock was thrown at one of the individuals, with one of the men retreating to his apartment nearby.

Not long after that dispatch, South Shore Regional Hospital's emergency department contacted police to say a man arrived at its Glen Allan Drive location complaining of stab wounds. Authorities determined the calls were related. The victim, cut on the forearm with an edged weapon, received stitches and was released from hospital, Danny MacPhee, Bridgewater's deputy chief of police, told LighthouseNOW.

Kilfoy sustained an arm injury and required paramedics, who also transported him by ambulance to South Shore Regional Hospital from the Phoenix Street area for further treatment.

"There was an altercation that led to this and that other parties were involved," MacPhee said. "But, at this point, we don't have sufficient evidence to lay additional charges at this time."

No other suspects are being sought and there is no threat to public safety. The matter is not considered random as the people involved know each other, police said.

Although in the same area of Bridgewater, law enforcement doesn't believe the August 19 stabbing that left a 22 year-old with possible stab wounds to his stomach and upper chest is related to the August 30 incident. That victim has since been released from hospital. The extent of his injuries prevented him from being immediately helpful to police but he's still not accommodating when it comes to filling-in-the-blanks.

"Our victim is not cooperating with the investigation," MacPhee added.

"We're still following up on some details that may shape what we do but it's difficult without a cooperating victim."

Police were notified at 3 a.m. August 19 about an altercation and a man who sustained injuries "consistent with being stabbed with an edged weapon" but "no weapon was recovered at scene."

This incident is also not considered random as the parties involved are known to each other. There is also no public safety concern as it relates to the matter.

Anyone with information about either the August 30 or August 19 incident is asked to contact the Bridgewater Police Service or Crimestoppers.

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