On April 1 the Lanark County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a serious domestic at a residence in Beckwith Township near Carleton Place.
A 59-year-old male from Lanark County was arrested and held for bail. He has been charged with:
- Attempted murder
- Aggravated assault
- Arson – disregard for human life
- Arson – damage to own property
- Cruelty to animals
- Uttering threats
The victim was transported to hospital and was later released.
A bail hearing was held on Tuesday April 5, 2016 in the Ontario Court of Justice, Perth.