Lake Country residents arrested in alleged abduction

Police officers begin search after girl taken from Lumbyt area residence

Three individuals are facing charges after the alleged abduction of a Lumby child Tuesday.

At about 8:35 a.m.,Lumby RCMP were contacted by a resident who claimed her ex-husband forced his way into her home and abducted their daughter.

“While taking the girl from the home, he allegedly assaulted the mother and a second daughter,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

The child — whose age is not being disclosed — was carried to a waiting vehicle. When the mother attempted to stop them she was pushed aside.

RCMP officers stopped the suspect vehicle at Highway 6 and Ricardo Road in Coldstream.

Three adult suspects — two men and one woman — in the vehicle were taken into custody without incident.

“The father of the child and present wife are from the Oyama area, and a brother is from Winfield,” said Molendyk.

The suspects have been released on a promise to appear in court in September. They are expected to face charges of abduction, assault and break-and-enter.

The child has been returned home safely to her mother in Lumby.


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