Victim identified, man charged in Bancroft suspicious death investigation: OPP

A Bancroft man has been charged in connection with a suspicious death investigation after another man died in the town over the weekend.

Bancroft OPP say officers responded to a report of an alleged assault at a Faraday Street residence on Sunday around 9 p.m.

Officers and paramedics located an injured man at the scene, police said. He was transported to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to police.

On Wednesday, OPP identified the victim as Judson Gunter, 69, of Bancroft.

On Sunday night, OPP launched a search for a suspect that included members of the emergency response team, canine unit and an OPP helicopter. A suspect was located around 4:30 a.m. Monday and held in custody, police said.

On Wednesday, OPP released details on the arrest.

Timothy Gunter, 42, has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and breach of probation. He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled for a bail hearing in Belleville on Thursday.

The investigation remains ongoing, with members of the Bancroft OPP crime unit and East Region Forensic Identification Services under the direction of the OPP criminal investigation branch.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or reach out anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS) or online.

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