POUCE COUPE, BC: On February 16, 2017 the Dawson Creek RCMP and the North District Major Crimes Unit began an investigation into the suspicious death of Troy STREEPER which occurred in Pouce Coupe. Mr. STREEPER was a 55 year-old resident of Dawson Creek.
On December 7, 2018 Jessie Romeo FOUGERE was charged with Manslaughter and a warrant for his arrest was issued. It is believed that Mr. FOUGERE and Mr. STREEPER were known to each other.
On December 8, 2018 investigators determined that FOUGERE was in a residence in the Charlie Lake area. The residence was contained with assistance from the Fort St. John RCMP, North District Major Crimes, and the RCMP Emergency Response Team. After an extensive attempt at negotiation the RCMP Emergency Response Team entered the residence and arrested Mr. FOUGERE.
On December 9, 2018, Mr. FOUGERE made his initial appearance in court with his next appearance scheduled for December 11, 2018 at 930 AM in Dawson Creek Provincial Court.
Written and released by North District RCMP.