UPDATE #2 – Dec. 21st: According to the BC CSO, a Dawson Creek judge heard break and enter charges for Holland in December for separate charges.
Gordon Comer with the BC Prosecution Service says three bench warrants were issued on November 30th and December 16th. One of the warrants was granted.
“It’s safe to assume that he didn’t show up in court.”
UPDATE: RCMP mistakenly believed the man arrested in Alberta was involved in the Tumbler Ridge incident. Police confirm this is not the case, and Jared Holland remains at large.
TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Police are still looking for two persons of interest involved in the July 20th incident near Tumbler Ridge.
Officers found and arrested a man in Alberta they believed to be involved with the incident, says Madonna Saunderson, RCMP Media Relations.
Two suspects remain at large; a female reportedly known to police, and Jared Wayne Holland.
“The female remains a person of interest in this investigation, and she has been identified,” said Saunderson. “The investigation is ongoing, and certainly more information may be released as it becomes available.”
According to a post on the RCMP Twitter account, Dawson Creek RCMP is looking for Jared Wayne Holland, wanted for several warrants in B.C. and Alberta.
28-year-old Holland is described as a caucasian male standing 5 foot 9 inches and 146 lbs, with brown hair, green eyes but often wears contact lenses, and tattoos on both forearms.
RCMP responded to a vehicle that had been reported to be involved in the theft of property and wire from resource sites near Dawson Creek on Tuesday.
While police attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled along a forest service road before becoming boxed in by police cruisers.
After ramming the police vehicle, the truck was rendered inoperable and three suspects fled on foot into the bush.
A man was located and arrested without incident on Tuesday a short time after the confrontation on Highway 52.
If anyone has any information about this incident, contact the Tumbler Ridge RCMP at 250-242-5252 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).