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Update: Man, 28, arrested for alleged kidnapping in 100 Mile House faces seven charges

Bradley Anderson was found hiding 50 feet up a fir tree

A 28-year-old man accused of kidnapped a woman at gunpoint from 100 Mile House and left her in Cache Creek was arrested after police found him hiding in a fir tree.

Bradley Anderson has been charged with seven counts in relation to the incident, which occurred on Wednesday, June 9.

100 Mile RCMP Staff-Sgt. Svend Nielsen said police had received reports just before 6 p.m. Wednesday that a 23-year-woman was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint in the Merkley Crescent area. She was then dropped in Cache Creek. Further threats had allegedly also been made toward another woman and child who live in the 100 Mile House area, Nielsen said.

Police were only notified of the incident after the first woman had been left in the Cache Creek area. Nielsen said that woman was found safe by Ashcroft RCMP and is being supported by Victim Services. The secondary victims in 100 Mile House were located by local RCMP and taken to the local detachment for their safety.

100 Mile House RCMP, along with BC Highway Patrol – 100 Mile House, a North District RCMP General Investigation Section team and Police Dog Service team from Williams Lake were involved in the investigation.

Police found the vehicle involved in the first offense on the main property on Merkley Crescent. During a search of the property, officers observed a dog, which belonged to the household, engaging with a particular tree just off the property.

Anderson was located halfway up a 100-foot fir tree and was arrested without incident.

He is scheduled to appear in court today (Friday) for a bail hearing. Charges include kidnapping with a firearm, forcible confinement without unlawful authority, pointing a firearm, two counts of uttering threats, possessing a firearm without a licence or registration and breach of undertaking.

100 Mile House RCMP believes this to be an isolated incident involving a small group of individuals and that there is no further risk to the public at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or BC Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). Please refer to file 2021-2086.

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