Police release more information on stabbing, fire at home in Elmira

Paul Bagley, 33. Waterloo Regional Police

Waterloo Regional Police have provided more details about a stabbing and a fire which occurred in Elmira on Sunday.

Police say emergency services were initially called to a residence on First Street at around 6 a.m. on Sunday for the report of a fire.

They say officers found a man and a woman with stab wounds. Both were immediately transported to hospital.

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The man remains in hospital while the woman has been treated and released.

A spokesperson told Global News, “we are still investigating the relationship between the accused and the victims, however they are believed to be known to each other.”

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Police say the suspect fled the scene in an Audi SUV and a short time later, his vehicle collided with a pickup truck just outside of Elmira.

The woman who was driving the pickup truck was left with minor injuries.

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Just after lunch, police put out an alert that they were searching for Paul Bagley, 33, in connection with the incident.

At around 2:15 p.m., police say he turned himself into the OPP Wiarton detachment.

Police say that Bagley has been charged with of attempted murder, arson – disregard for human life, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and robbery.

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Police say officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

They are asking anyone with information or who may have witnessed this vehicle throughout the day to call 519-570-9777 ext. 8191 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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