Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Woman Held Captive by Welchtown Man

Shelburne County RCMP say they received an unusual call early this morning.

Sergeant Barry MacLellan explains.

“Members of our detachment received a 9-1-1 call that there was a woman being held against her will in a residence in Welchtown,” says MacLellan.

The twenty-seven year old woman was allegedly forced from her vehicle and held at knife point inside the home for several hours.

RCMP responded to the call at approximately three o'clock in the morning and the woman was able to flee the home, unharmed.

A thirty year-old man was found asleep inside and arrested without incident.

The accused faces charges of assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and sexual assault in Yarmouth Provincial Court today.

Maclellan says this was an unusual incident for local Mounties.

“It's not something we normally respond to. It's considered an isolated incident in this area,” says MacLellan.