A 28-year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder in connection to a homicide investigation in St. Thomas has been arrested, the city’s police said.
No further details were released by St. Thomas Police, who announced the arrest of Sonny Daniel Cloutier of St. Thomas (pictured) early Friday evening.
Cloutier was wanted on a first-degree murder charge in connection to the death early Thursday of 20-year-old William “Billy” Lamers.
A second person, Corey Jolliffe, 23, is also facing a first-degree murder charge in the case and will appear in court in St. Thomas on Monday.
Details about the incident remain limited, but officers were called to the victim’s residence at a Talbot St. apartment building around 12:45 a.m. Thursday to assist EMS officials for a medical emergency.
The victim was rushed from the scene to St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and was later pronounced deceased, police said.
An autopsy conducted at University Hospital in London determined Lamers died from ‘sharp force trauma’ sustained during a confrontation at his apartment.
All three involved in the incident were known to each other, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
In a brief media release, police officials thanked the public and the media for their help, and in a tweet, St. Thomas Police Chief Darryl Pinnel thanked the London Police Service for their assistance.
with files from Jacquelyn LeBel and Scott Monich