Ladysmith RCMP charged a 72-year-old man with attempted murder last month following an incident in the south end of town.

Ladysmith RCMP charge man with attempted murder

A 72-year-old Cedar man charged with attempted murder after an incident in Ladysmith’s south end last month will be in court again on May 31.

Local RCMP responded to a call on April 19 at 2:20 pm after a report that the accused had allegedly tried to run over another man following a dispute.

Both the accused and 52-year-old victim are known to each other.

Police confirmed the man had allegedly tried to ram his vehicle before fleeing the scene on foot.

He was arrested a short time later by the responding officers.

The victim escaped with only minor injuries.

Calvin Buchanan is charged with attempt murder and two counts of assault with a weapon.

He remains behind bars pending his next court appearance next Wednesday where he will elect his mode of trial, whether by judge or jury.

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