Two men charged following disturbance at Chapel Island home

January 10, 2020
Chapel Island, Nova Scotia

News release

On January 9 at 10:44 p.m. Richmond County RCMP responded to a call of a disturbance at a home on Chapel Island Rd. When police arrived, the home owner told police two men and a dog arrived at her home, trying to sell drugs to her. The homeowner yelled at the men to get out of her home, and one man left. When the second man didn't leave, the homeowner tried to push him out, however a struggle ensued between the two, and the homeowner called police. The man threatened the homeowner and damaged property in her home, however he eventually left. The homeowner was not injured.

While following up on this incident, police learned that the two men put $28.00 worth of fuel in their vehicle at a gas station in Chapel Island and only paid $20 for it. Police learned that the pair was headed to Eskasoni, notified the detachment and requested assistance. A short time later, RCMP members in Eskasoni located the two men with an additional man, and arrested all three. One resisted arrest. Two were held for court today, and are facing several charges. The third man was released without charges.

Tristan James Marchand, 33, of Louisdale, has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (4 counts)
  • Mischief (2 counts)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • False Alarm of Fire
  • Break and Enter
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Assault
  • Uttering Threats
  • Breach of Probation (4 counts)

Marchand has been remanded and will return to Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on January 13.

Roderick Norman Alfred Hearn, 57, of D'Escousse, has been charged with Assault. He was released on conditions and is scheduled to return to Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on January 14.

The investigation is ongoing.

File # 202042505

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Contact information

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Office: 902-720-5652
Cell: 902-222-0154
jennifer.clarke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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