Teen charged following vicious stabbing in Sarnia

Sarnia Police Headquarters on Christina Street. 23 January 2020. (BlackburnNews.com photo by Colin Gowdy)

A Sarnia man is in critical condition after a stabbing in the city Sunday.

Sarnia police responded to an assault at an address in the 800 block of Devine Street at around 2:30 p.m.

Police said a 47-year-old man had suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to London hospital.

It’s alleged the victim confronted a male suspect for being sexually inappropriate towards a female who was also at the residence at the time. Police said when asked to leave, the situation escalated and the victim was stabbed during the altercation.

The accused fled the scene and was arrested a short distance away.

Dillon Jacob Gray-Vail, 19, of Sarnia is charged with sexual assault, two counts of assault with a weapon and aggravated assault. He was being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police said all of the persons involved are known to each other.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Brian Halfpenny at 519-344-8861, extension 6213.