Two suspects sought in kidnapping case

A kidnapping victim was found by Chilliwack RCMP last week, and an arrest warrant has been issued for two men who were involved.

Five people are facing serious charges after kidnapping a 33-year-old man.

Last Wednesday, responding to a complaint, the RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit found the man in a house on Landing Drive.

In the immediate aftermath, three people were arrested.

Twenty-five year old Chilliwack resident Richard Joseph Williams was immediately charged with one count of kidnapping, one count of conveying a threat to cause death or bodily harm and one count of confinement of a person without lawful authority.

A 36-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, also from Chilliwack, were released with a promise to appear in court Jan. 7. They face recommended charges of kidnapping, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

RCMP are looking for two more suspects, 31-year-old Jason Arthur Coombes and 30-year-old Raphael Charles Leon. Both men are from Chilliwack, and both face numerous charges.

“This incident was a targeted situation. The victim and accused were known to each other,” said RCMP Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen. “The safety of the community at large was not in jeopardy by this incident.”

The RCMP are asking for help to find Coombes and Leon. Anyone who knows where they might be is asked to contact the Chilliwack RCMP detachment at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Neither man should be approached.

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