Attempted Murder -Matthew HELM Arrested

(MADOC TWP, ON) – The Central Hastings Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has made an arrest after three individuals suffered serious stab wounds in Madoc Township.

It happened April 24, 2024, between 11:30 p.m. and midnight, on McCann Road in Eldorado when a male travelled to the area by taxi. The car driver, a 59-year-old male, was assaulted, suffering life-threatening injuries. He drove himself to a nearby gas station and was then transported to a hospital in Kingston. Two people, a man and woman aged 64 and 59, who had been in the home were also assaulted, resulting in life-threatening injuries. They were transported to hospital by Hastings-Quinte Paramedics.

The male then fled the scene in a stolen vehicle and was located driving on Highway-62 and arrested without incident.

Matthew HELM, age 36 of Tweed, has been charged with:

  • Attempt to commit murder – three counts
  • Break and enter with the intent to commit an indictable offence
  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Mischief over $5000

The accused was remanded in custody, with scheduled appearance before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on May 2, 2024.

Investigators believe there was no safety risk to the general public during the incident.

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