Man who assaulted Chilliwack RCMP officer sentenced

Jason Roberto Vatcher gets 60 days jail for Mountie assault, 10 months for firearms convictions

A man who assaulted an RCMP officer after a confrontation downtown Chilliwack in January was sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Jason Roberto Vatcher was on a court-ordered curfew when he assaulted the Mountie, and he was also sentenced to 10-and-a-half months jail for firearms convictions in a recent judgment.

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Vatcher was spotted by an officer shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 8 with a group of people near the side of a building in the 46000-block of Yale Road. That officer looked him up and realized Vatcher was on a curfew.

During his arrest, Vatcher punched and kicked officers to break free. He briefly did escape but was caught and taken into custody.

Vatcher was out on bail facing firearms charges from Dec. 18.

There is a photo of Vatcher holding a firearm posted on a Facebook page under his name from around that same time.

Vatcher is well-known to police with numerous arrests, mostly from Abbotsford and mostly from between 15 and 20 years ago.

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