Vermilion Bay Incident Leads to Multiple Charges for Local Resident Lyle Gushuiak

OPP Officer

Aggravated Assault and Firearm Charges

DRYDEN – NEWS – In Vermilion Bay, an altercation at a local residence on November 24, 2023, has resulted in serious charges for Lyle Gushulak, 59. The Dryden OPP, along with the North West Emergency Response Team, responded to the scene where they found an individual with injuries.

Charges Laid

Gushulak faces several charges under the Criminal Code:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Pointing A Firearm
  • Discharge With Intent
  • Unauthorized Possession Of A Firearm
  • Careless Use of A Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device Or Ammunition

Legal Implications

These charges carry significant legal consequences. Aggravated Assault, defined under Section 268 of the Criminal Code, involves wounding, maiming, disfiguring, or endangering life and can result in a maximum prison sentence of 14 years. The firearm-related charges, such as unauthorized possession and careless use, are also serious offenscs that carry substantial penalties, including lengthy imprisonment.

Next Steps

Gushulak has been remanded to the Kenora District Jail and is scheduled to appear in Kenora District Bail Court on November 28, 2023. The ongoing legal process will determine the final outcomes and penalties.

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