Search continues after woman abducted from Yarrow home

Chilliwack RCMP are looking for a man after a Yarrow woman was allegedly assaulted and abducted. She was later located in Surrey.

Chilliwack RCMP are looking for a Surrey man who allegedly assaulted and abducted a woman from a home in Yarrow on Thursday.

Montgomery James Ash is facing a number of charges, including kidnapping, assault with a weapon and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

The incident began at around 4:15 Thursday morning when police received a report of a break and enter. When RCMP arrived they found a male who told police he had been assaulted by the suspect. He said the suspect had forced his way into the home and abducted a female from the house.

Supported by RCMP investigators of the General Investigation Support Team, and the UFVRD Serious Crime Unit police initiated a multi-jurisdictional search for the missing woman.

She was found approximately one hour later in Surrey.

Both victims were examined for non-life threatening injuries and released from hospital.

“The suspect is known to the victims and the incident was targeted,” said  RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail.  “Police caution anyone who thinks they have seen Ash not to approach him and call police or 911.”

Montgomery James Ash is described as a Caucasian male, 175 cm (5’9”), 77 kg (170 lbs), blue eyes, brown hair with short shaved hair and an athletic build.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Montgomery James Ash is asked to contact their local police or,  to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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