NEWS RELEASE · 17th April 2013
Smithers RCMP and the North District Regional General Investigations Unit continue to investigate the assault and forcible confinement of a female after she was held against her will in a transport truck. The victim was rescued after she reached out for help through a text message to her friend.
North District 9-1-1 operators and Smithers RCMP were able to locate the Suspect and his victim after their cell phones were pinged and they were able to identify the transport truck he was driving. The victim was rescued within 90 minutes of texting for help due to investigational skills and teamwork displayed by the RCMP and North District Operations Communications Centre.
Smithers RCMP arrested 24 year old Robert FAGG of Williams Lake BC. FAGG was held in custody and has been charged with Assault, Uttering Threats, and Forcible Confinement against the 26 year old victim. He was also charged with breach of an Undertaking and Recognizance.
While in court today Robert FAGG was also charged with assault, forcible confinement and uttering threats against another female victim stemming from several incidents which occurred in Williams Lake BC between December 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013
His next court appearance is set for May 10, 2013.
RCMP are looking for any witnesses or anyone who could assist with this on going investigation.
Robert FAGG was known to meet women on the popular social website called “Plenty-o-Fish”. Police would like to speak with anyone who has contacted FAGG on the website or had a past encounter or relationship with him.
Anyone with information about this investigation or any situation with similar circumstances, are asked to contact the Smithers RCMP at (250) 847-3233 or to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).