french river, ontario

Two Sudbury men are facing a total of 10 charges — including a charge of attempted murder — in connection with a shooting incident in the French River area over the weekend.

Provincial police in Noelville said the pair were involved in a break and enter at a cottage on Friday and they then shot at passing vehicles.

The search for the suspects required the help of four OPP detachments, as well as canine, marine and helicopter units. Greater Sudbury police were also involved in the search and investigation.

Damien Simpson, 22, and Troy Buttineau, 39 were arrested around 11 am on Saturday morning.

Simpson faces eight charges, including attempted murder.

Buttineau will answer to two charges, including Discharging a Firearm with Intent.

Both men were to appear in a Sudbury courtroom Monday.  More charges were expected to be laid against both Simpson and Buttineau as the investigation continues, police said.

The charges

Damien Simpson
  • Attempted Murder while Using a Firearm
  • Discharge Firearm with Intent - Endanger Life
  • 3 Counts of Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Break Enter and Theft
  • Mischief Under $5,000
Troy Buttineau
  • Discharge Firearm with Intent - Endanger Life
  • Break Enter and Theft