Trail man facing charges after being chased into river
A 33-year-old Trail man is facing a laundry list of charges after an altercation yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton.
“On June 3, at approximately 11:30 a.m., police responded to a complaint of a male attempting to pull a female from a vehicle during an argument, which occurred on Bay Avenue in Trail,” Hawton said. “Upon attendance, the vehicle had left, however the suspect was located in a local bar.
“When he was placed under arrest for assault, he managed to escape and ran towards Jubilee Park and then went into the river,” Hawton said. “From there, he swam several metres and then stopped, standing chest deep. Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire and Rescue dispatched the rescue boat in the event it would be required.
“Police negotiated with the suspect and he eventually surrendered, no doubt helped by the cold water, and was taken into custody.”
Hawton said 33-year-old Trail resident Sheldon Glen Matteucci appeared in Nelson Provincial Court today, charged with the following: two counts of uttering threats, one count of obstructing peace officer, one count of assaulting a peace officer and two counts of failure to comply with a probation order.
“In addition, Matteucci is also facing charges from previous incidents, where warrants for arrest were issued. They include the following: seven counts of failure to comply with a probation order and three counts of being at large without lawful excuse.”