ONEIDA ALTERCATION HAS ONE CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER
5/16/2017 5:58:14 PM


An altercation outside of a residence on the Oneida of the Thames First Nation has resulted in one person being charged with attempted murder.
     
On May 11th, just after 1:00am, Middlesex County OPP say that two males and one female attended a residence on Oneida Road to confront those inside. The OPP say that two occupants, a man and woman, exited the home and an altercation ensued.
     
Police say that the woman from the home allegedly brandished a weapon and later drove a vehicle towards the visitors. Police say that one of the males was struck and injured and the female was narrowly missed.
          
The next day the male and female suspects were arrested and charged.
      
As a result of the investigation, 29-year-old Layton Elijah, of Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation, faces numerous charges including; assault with a weapon, uttering death threats and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. He also faces several drug related charges for possession of cocaine and marijuana.
      
Also charged was 33-year-old Vanessa Cornelius, of Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation. She is charged with two counts of attempting to commit murder, pointing a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, among other charges. She also faces similar drug related charges for cocaine and marijuana.
        
They were both held in custody and are scheduled to appear in London court on May 17.
   

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