Five-year attempted murder investigation leads to arrest

A thirty four year old Chilliwack man is in custody, facing charges of attempted murder in an incident from 2009.

The Chilliwack RCMP have made an arrest in an attempted murder investigation that dates back to 2009.

Thirty four year old Chilliwack native Gregory Hiles is in custody, facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and robbery.

On Dec. 23, 2009 police were called to a residence where a 38 year old woman had been badly beaten. The victim, who allegedly knew Hiles, was taken to hospital and rushed into life-saving surgery. She eventually recovered.

Meanwhile, the RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit joined forces with the E Division Major Crimes Interview Team. Over five years they gathered evidence which allegedly pointed to Hiles. Last Wednesday police finally made their move.

This case speaks to the RCMP’s commitment and dedication to solving historical cases,” said Staff Sgt. Sukh Parmar. “In any crime, it is important for our officers to determine who is responsible and hold them accountable. We hope that this latest development will bring some measure of comfort to the victim.”

Hiles had a court appearance Tuesday.

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