Investigation still shrouds incident, three charged with aggravated assault

The RCMP is remaining tightlipped about an incident last week that sent one man to hospital and three others to jail. Police discovered a 41-year old man suffering from serious, but non-life-threatening injuries on Lambert Street when they responded to a call...

The RCMP is remaining tightlipped about an incident last week that sent one man to hospital and three others to jail.

Police discovered a 41-year old man suffering from serious, but non-life-threatening injuries on Lambert Street when they responded to a call from the victim’s girlfriend last Tuesday.

Numerous blunt-force and edged weapons, like knifes, were found on the scene, but exact details of the victim’s injuries are being withheld, “out of respect for the victim’s wishes,” said Sgt. Don Rogers of the Whitehorse detachment.

Twelve officers and three departments, “immediately and aggressively pursued this investigation,” according to a release from the RCMP.

Less than a day later, three men were arrested.

Further details on the relationship between the victim and the three accused are not being released due to “investigational reasons,” said Rogers.

While there is nothing to suggest organized crime, all three men are known to the RCMP, he added.

“They are known to be involved in criminal activity, including drugs within the community,” said Rogers. “We believe it is an isolated incident, but it is certainly not a random incident. We don’t believe the public has anything to fear.”

The three men appeared before the justice of the peace on Thursday morning to apply for release, but their case was adjourned until Monday afternoon.

All three men were detained at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre over the weekend.

Kyle Anderson, a 23-year-old from Whitehorse is currently on probation and has an extensive record, including two drug convictions. Jason Crompton, 28 is also from Whitehorse and Michael Bland, 30, is from Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Both

Bland and Crompton have assault convictions on their records.

They face charges of aggravated assault, unlawful confinement, uttering threats and forcible entry. Anderson is also facing two counts of breach of an undertaking, while Bland is facing one count of the same. Additional charges may be laid,

RCMP said.

Contact Roxanne Stasyszyn at roxannes@yukon-news.com

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