WALKERTONThe trial of a man charged with attempted murder east of Dornoch in West Grey last July 26 begins in the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton on April 16.Christopher Cory Nevius, 32, formerly of Kitchener, faces 17 criminal offences. Court documents show the victim’s name is Dustin Sturgeon.Police said in a news release that police were dispatched to a home along the Glenelg-Holland Townline, where a person in distress was found shot with a firearm. The shooting was reported about 2:30 a.m., police said in a later interview. They believe a handgun was used to commit the offence, and both men involved knew each other, police said.The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, and then was air-lifted to another hospital. His injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening.West Grey Police Service and the OPP emergency response teams contained the area where the suspect was believed to be, the news release said. With the help of Waterloo Regional Police, Nevius was located in Kitchener.When police made what the release termed a “high-risk arrest” of Nevius, using Waterloo’s emergency response team, they seized three loaded handguns, rounds of ammunition, a large quantity of cash and suspected methamphetamine and pills, the West Grey police news release said.Nevius’s charges also include discharge firearm with intent to endanger, unauthorized possession of a loaded, restricted firearm and of a loaded, prohibited firearm, three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted weapon knowing it was obtained by crime, possession of a firearm knowing the serial number was defaced, seven counts of fail to comply with a weapons prohibition order, and assault with a weapon, a handgun.Dates set for trial continuation include April 18, 25 and 26.Nevius remains in custody.