uggs with heels Third and final kidnap suspect behind bars
The last suspect wanted in connection with a brutal drug related kidnapping is behind bars. Mounties arrested Jeff Maxwell Oldford at the G Trailer Park on Wednesday morning. Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said officers responded to a tip from a resident who recognized Oldford as someone wanted by the law. Word on the street was Oldford had fled city and might have sought refuge with associates in the Lower Mainland. Learned said the rumours could have been generated to keep police off his trail. “They may have been created to cause us to believe he had left,” he said. As for the home where Oldford was found, police don’t know if he was hiding out there or simply passing through, said Learned. Oldford is one of six men RCMP arrested in connection to the Aug. 5 kidnapping and assault. David Joseph Byford was arrested without incident at a house on Mulberry Avenue on the city’s North Shore early Sunday. Police arrested Brett Kiichi Haynes in Revelstoke on Aug. 13. Gregory Jordan Brotzel and Adam James Colligan were taken into custody early in the investigation. Corey Mutchler was arrested Aug. 10 at the Sherwood Drive home where Steven Bodie, 24,
is alleged to have been held against his will. Mutchler had items belonging to the kidnap victim but was wanted on previous breaches of court ordered conditions. Oldford, Byford, Colligan and Haynes face charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, robbery and kidnapping. Mutchler faces charges of robbery and kidnapping. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Police say Bodie was held against his will at the North Kamloops home before he was moved to Mount Lolo Road,
where he was assaulted and abandoned. The incident is believed to have occurred because of a drug debt.