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Wanted man arrested after fight with his father in Salmon Arm

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October 25, 2017 - 4:31 PM

SALMON ARM – A high-risk offender with warrants in two other provinces was arrested in Salmon Arm after a fight with his father last night.

RCMP say at around 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 officers were called to a home on Highway 97B about a fight between a father and his son.

The father told police that his life was threatened by his son, who also threatened to burn down their house, according to an RCMP media release.

“While in this frustrated state the male damaged the residence and the father escaped the area and called 911,” Staff Sgt. Scott West says in the release. “The victim was safe and the adult male suspect had fled the house in his vehicle and was believed to be in the community.”

The father’s vehicle was eventually found unoccupied on Okanagan Avenue, but police were able to reach the suspect by phone and located him shortly before 9 p.m.

“During the arrest the male did not respond to police directions and the police dog was deployed,” West says. “He was treated at the local hospital for minor injuries associated with the arrest.”

The suspect is known to police, has a violent history and is on the Ministry of Justice high-risk offender identification program. He also has warrants for his arrest in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31 facing charges of mischief and uttering threats. RCMP have not released his identity.

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