A serious assault at Quinte Regional Detention Centre has an inmate in critical condition in hospital. The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid charges in connection the assault.
According to a release from the OPP, officers were called to the correctional facility on Richmond Boulevard in Napanee on the evening of Monday, May 16, 2022. It was reported that a serious assault had taken place at approximately 5:30 p.m. A 51-year-old prisoner was transported to hospital and remains in critical condition, OPP said.
As a result of the investigation by members of the L&A OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, Taylor Thurston, age 22 of Carrying Place, Ontario, has been charged with the following offences:
- Attempt to commit murder
- Aggravated assault
Thurston remains in custody, with a scheduled appearance before the Ontario Court of Justice later this month.