A man suspected of threatening a woman in Ka Ka Kwe Ke Je Ong (Ebb and Flow First Nation) fled from RCMP, so Jolt, a police dog helped to stop the man in his flight.
On July 26, at approximately 6:10 pm, Ste Rose du Lac RCMP received a report that a male with a firearm had threatened a female at a residence in Ka Ka Kwe Ke Je Ong. The female was able to remove herself from the situation and get to a safe place.
Police were informed that the male was driving around the community in a pickup truck with his firearm. Amaranth RCMP, RCMP Police Dog Services, and the Manitoba First Nations Police Service out of Sandy Bay arrived to provide assistance in locating the suspect.
They found the man inside a residence in the community. He tried to flee on an all-terrain vehicle. RCMP Police Service Dog Jolt was deployed and the suspect was apprehended with minor physical injuries. He was taken to local hospital and received medical clearance for incarceration.
Marlon Baptiste, 36, is facing charges of Uttering Threats, Forcible Confinement, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Pointing a Firearm, Careless Use of a Firearm, Discharge Firearm While Being Reckless, Assault with a Weapon, and Failure to Comply with Firearm Prohibition Order x4. He remains in custody.