A man wanted for various charges, including allegedly kidnapping and severely assaulting a woman, is in custody.

In a Monday press release, the Winnipeg Police Service says they have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection to a kidnapping and assault last month.

On November 1 at the intersection of St. Mary’s Road and Fermor Avenue, police were called at around 8 p.m. When they arrived, they learnt a woman at a bus stop was severely assaulted, and was dragged by two men into a vehicle. A witness tried to stop it, but they were threatened by one of the two suspects with a knife. 

Forty minutes later on the Trans-Canada Highway, east of Deason's Corner, the kidnapped woman leaped out of the moving vehicle. The SUV stopped to grab her but then saw the other vehicles stop to help her. The SUV sped off and the woman was taken to the hospital in Steinbach. Because of her significant injuries, the woman was taken to a Winnipeg hospital.

At this time police learned the victim and suspects were known to each other.

The next day a 22-year-old man was arrested and given seven charges.

On Sunday at noon, the second suspect was found by police in the area of Arlington Street and Wellington Avenue. He was driving a vehicle that was stolen. Police tried to stop him, but the suspect crashed into the police cruiser. He was then taken into custody.

The 28-year-old man has the same last name as the 22-year-old but police cannot share their connection.

The suspect is facing:

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon x2
  • Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer
  • Operation of a Conveyance While Impaired
  • Fail or Refuse to Comply with Demand
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Uttering Threats
  • Warrant: Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Utter Threats, Robbery
  • Warrant: HTA Drive Suspended