OPP Police Press Releases

ATV Operators Attacked By Gunmen – MacDONALD & MacDONALD

(ST.CLAIR TOWNSHIP, ON) – On January 31, 2021 at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted by ATV operators who had been approached by two parties while driving near Greenfield Road in Courtright.

Investigation revealed that the four operators were approached by two males carrying firearms. Three of the operators were held at gunpoint by one of the accused while the remaining operator was assaulted by the other. The operators were able to flee to safety following the altercation and contact police.   

As a result, Gordon MacDONALD, 51-years-old and Ethan MacDONALD, 21-years-old of Courtright have been arrested. Charges include:

  • Pointing a firearm (CC).
  • Careless use of a firearm (CC).
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (CC).
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (CC).
  • Assault cause bodily harm (CC).

The accused have been released and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on March 8, 2021.

If you have information on this event or any other crime activity in the area, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone. Your call could make our communities safer for all. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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