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Man arrested, charged after multiple assaults at a Vernon 7-11

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October 30, 2016 - 10:33 AM

VERNON -  A 20-year-old man is in custody and facing several charges including possession of a controlled substance and uttering threats after a slew of assaults last Friday at a 7-11 convenience store.

Four people were injured and one man is in police custody following a disturbance at the 7-11 in the 3200 block of 39 Avenue last Friday, Oct. 28, Sgt. Tory Romailler of the Vernon RCMP says in a release issued today.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., police responded to a call of two men involved in an altercation in the 7-11 parking lot, Romailler says.

One man left the scene in a small, dark two-door car. The second man, who police say appeared to be suffering injuries went into the 7-11 and stole several items.

When leaving the store, the man started another altercation with a different group of people who were pumping gas.

A woman and man suffered hand injuries and one other man was punched.

RCMP arrived and arrested the suspect. Romailler says police found "a significant amount" of controlled substances in the suspect's possession.

The injured three were treated and released from Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

The suspect is in police custody facing charges of aggravated assault, assault, theft, possession of weapons, uttering threats and possession of a controlled substance with purposes of trafficking.

Police continue to investigate this case and are asking anyone with information to contact Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers with file number: VNOD #2016-25290.


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