FORT ST. JOHN, BC: Four people are facing serious charges following a suspicious incident at a motel room last Thursday…
Police say at around 4:50 PM, officers attended an undisclosed room and witnessed an altercation taking place. While in the room, officers located a loaded semi-automatic firearm and three individuals were taken into custody. Officers then requested a search warrant for two vehicles associated to the individuals arrested.
Police located and seized a semi-automatic firearm, a sawed off shotgun, a large quantity of what appears to be illicit drugs, and various drug trafficking paraphernalia, and personal belongings for a fourth individual.
While officers were on scene at the motel, the fourth individual attended the RCMP Detachment to report he had been kidnapped in Dawson Creek, then forcibly confined at a residence in Taylor, BC.
Regional General Investigations Section along with the Dawson Creek RCMP assisted to advance a multi-jurisdictional investigation.
An additional search warrant was obtained and executed on a residence in Taylor with the assistance of the Fort St. John RCMP Police Dog Services. Another individual was taken into police custody and two more firearms were seized.
Provincial Crown Counsel has approved a total of 24 charges against:
- Christopher MUNCH,
- Gavin DAVIS,
- Natasha RAY,
- Theodore CAPOT-BLANC
Charges against the four include Kidnapping with a Prohibited Firearm, Forcible Confinement, and various other firearm offences, CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) offences and breach of conditions charges.
“I am very proud of the excellent proactive work done by the frontline general duty members which enabled them to locate and arrest these four well known individuals, remove the weapons and suspected drugs from the streets, preventing further criminal activities and harm from occurring in Fort St. John and our surrounding communities” advised acting Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Steve Perret.
MUNCH, DAVIS and CAPOT-BLANC remain in custody while RAY has been released on an Undertaking before a Judge/Justice.
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