Perth resident facing numerous charges after two shot with pellet gun

A 33-year-old Perth resident is facing numerous charges in relation to a pellet gun shooting incident on April 24.

The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid numerous charges in connection with an assault in downtown Perth.

Lanark OPP explain in a May 2 media release that on April 24, at around 8 p.m., officers were called to a parking lot on Gore Street where two people had been shot by a pellet gun. Both suffered minor injuries.

The culprit then fled the scene after the reported assaults.

Then, on Thursday, May 2, Lanark County OPP officers and the Lanark OPP crime Unit, supported by the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a warrant at an apartment on Gore Street.

As a result of the warrant, Joshua Bernicky, age 33, of Perth, was arrested without incident and has been charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon – two counts
  • Assault causing bodily harm – two counts
  • Assault – two counts
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Personating a Peace Officer
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order
  • Fail to comply with a probation order – two counts

Charges have not been proven in court.

The accused remains in custody following bail hearing and is scheduled to appear again before the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on May 6, 2024.

The investigation into this incident is continuing.

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