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Suspect in Melvin shooting nabbed in Toronto - Metro US

Suspect in Melvin shooting nabbed in Toronto

A man wanted by Halifax Regional Police in relation to the December shooting of Jimmy Melvin Jr. has been arrested in Toronto.

Charles Andrew Belisle-Taylor, 23, was arrested Saturday by Toronto police, and is expected to be returned to Halifax either this week or next to be arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.

Belisle-Taylor was one of three men charged in the Dec. 4 shooting at an apartment complex in Cowie Hill. Officers found a 26-year-old man identified by the media as Melvin Jr. with two non-life-threatening bullet wounds.

Police believed the December shooting was tied to a recent spate of drug-related violence.

Melvin Jr. is a member of a well-known Halifax crime family that has been embroiled in a highly publicized drug war with the Marriott family,

Jeremy Leblanc, 26, and Daniel Borden, 24, were charged in January in the shooting of Melvin Jr. and an arrest warrant was issued for Belisle-Taylor, who police couldn’t locate.

Melvin Jr. was scheduled to make an appearance at Dartmouth Provincial Court yesterday, but he didn’t need to show up, as his date to enter pleas on charges of threatening a police officer and breaching a court order was held over until March 31.

The charge of breaching a court order against Melvin Jr. is for failing to keep the peace and to be of good behaviour.

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