Domestic dispute leads to charges

100 Mile House RCMP officers threatened by fighting couple

Around 6:45 p.m. on June 4, 100 Mile House RCMP were advised by a concerned citizen of a domestic dispute in progress at an apartment building located on the 700 block of Cariboo Trail.

The first officer on scene attended the residence where he encountered a 45-year-old male and a 30-year-old female involved the dispute.

While attempting to determine what was occurring, the man brandished a knife and made threatening gestures to use the knife against the officer. After a brief stand off, the male fled from the building.

The woman then produced a knife making threats against police, as well as causing property damage to the building and harming herself. A brief stand off ensued and the female relinquished the knife to police.

The female was subsequently arrested by officers and escorted to 100 Mile District General Hospital where she was treated for self inflicted injuries and released.

A member conducting patrols in the area located the suspect on Cedar Avenue. The officer attempted to arrest the male who responded violently. The man was subdued and arrested and taken to detachment cells.

Both suspects are residents of 100 Mile House and are facing several proposed charges.

The male also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest from 100 Mile House and Kamloops for assault and breach of a recognizance.

100 Mile House RCMP will be proposing the following additional charges as a result of this incident against the male as follows:

• Assault on a peace officer with a weapon

• Assault on a peace officer

• Domestic assault

• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

• Possession of a controlled substance

• Unlawfully at large

• Uttering threats

• Breach of a recognizance and breach of probation conditions

Police will be proposing the following charges against the female:

• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

• Uttering threats

• Mischief under $5,000

Drugs and alcohol use are believed to be a contributing factor. Both suspects are being held in custody where they made a court appearance via teleconference on May 6.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456.