Man arrested in connection to Plaisance murder

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 48-year-old man in the town of Plaisance on New Year's Eve.

The body of Erik Dugas was found at 2 p.m., Surete du Quebec spokesperson Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said, after SQ officers were called to the Parc Ave. Later in the day, a male suspect was arrested.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday to face a charge of first-degree murder.