Charged in house fire death of spouse, Halton Hills resident arrested in theft case


Published March 5, 2024 at 5:34 pm

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A Georgetown resident, previously charged with the death of his wife as well as for robbery, has been arrested for theft.

Halton police say the newest charge stems from an incident that took place on Jan. 24 in Georgetown.

At that time a theft from a vehicle took place in the area of Ontario Street and College Street. Police have not indicated what items were stolen.

Today (March 5), police arrested and charged Christopher Dayfoot, 38, with theft under $5,000. Dayfoot has since been released from custody and is to appear in Milton Court on April 15 to answer the charge.

Last month, Dayfoot was charged in connection with the death of his common-law wife following a house fire on Victoria Street on Feb. 7.

In that incident, Dayfoot was charged with arson — disregard for human life. The Canadian Criminal Code says this type of charge is filed in cases where a fire is intentionally or recklessly created on a property that causes bodily harm to a person.

The name of the woman who died has not been released by police.

Dayfoot has also been charged with an armed robbery of an Acton convenience store that took place on Jan. 16.

In this case, police say police a man entered the store and pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded cash. The man fled without obtaining any money and the victim was not injured.

Dayfoot was subsequently charged with robbery and disguise with intent.

In all of the cases, none of the charges have been proven in court.





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