Assault With Weapon In Listowel – David ERNEST Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – A North Perth resident has been charged with a serious offence after an incident in Listowel.

Just after 10:30 p.m. on July 27 2020, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault that had occurred on a walking trail between Queen Street East and Elizabeth Street East, in the Municipality of North Perth. The accused had confronted a group of youths that were walking on the path, and threw a glass bottle on the ground in front of them, causing a piece of glass to strike the victim. The victim attended a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim and the accused were not known to each other.

Police located the suspect nearby, where they were arrested for assault with a weapon.

As a result, David ERNEST, 28, of North Perth, has been charged with:

Assault with a Weapon

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, at a later date, to answer to the charge.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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