The accused in this matter had been having ongoing disputes with various individuals in his community. On August 29, 2020, the accused had attended his residence and then returned to an address on Wahboose Circle (Aamjiwnaang First Nation).
Upon attending the residence, the accused targeted two individuals that were present and fired several rounds towards them. Only one individual was struck in the arm and sustained minor an injury that was treated at Bluewater Health.
At approximately 8:45 pm members of the Sarnia Police Service Community Patrol Branch along with members of the Emergency Response Team, and the Criminal Investigations Branch responded to contain the area around Wahboose Circle, Beaver Circle, LaSalle Line, and Vidal Street South.
Shortly after midnight the suspect was taken into custody without any further incident at his residence on Beaver Circle. Officers later executed a search warrant of the residence and located several firearms and pellet guns in the house.
Currently, Marshall Jay Maness, 46 years of age, remains in custody and is facing the following charges:
Seven counts of uttering threats to cause death
Two counts of assault with a weapon
Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Unauthorized possession of a firearm
Two counts of pointing a firearm
Failing to comply with prohibition order
The Sarnia Police Service would like to thank everyone for their co-operation and understanding as this matter unfolded.
Constable Giovanni Sottosanti
Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168