Three men have been arrested in relation to an investigation that started in Glendale dating back to 2016.
On June 7, 2016, Inverness District RCMP responded to call after a male was found severely injured in a parked pick-up truck on the side of Highway 105 in Glendale, near the Church.
The man was transported by EHS LifeFlight to hospital in critical condition.
The RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit investigation determined that the male was assaulted inside the former Pictou County Gate Keepers Clubhouse in New Glasgow and then transported to the pick-up truck and left on the side of Highway 105.
RCMP say they charged forty-eight-year-old Donald Melbourn Messenger of Broughton Cape Breton County, 45-year-old William Jeffrey Giles from Pictou County and 49-year-old Charles Jardine Hayman of New Glasgow.
They are facing charges for Aggravated Assault, Forcible Confinement, Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence and Accessory After the Fact.
All three were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court Wednesday.
The investigation continues to be led by the North East Nova Major Crimes Unit, with assistance from Inverness District RCMP, New Glasgow Regional Police, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, RCMP Forensics Identification Section and Criminal Intelligence Service Nova Scotia.