Thursday, August 11, 2011
Kamploops Kidnapping and Assault
Police have two suspects in custody and have issued arrest warrants for three more with regards to a vicious assault and robbery in Kamloops where a man was kidnapped, beaten, stabbed, robbed and run over with a car.
Warrants were issued Tuesday for David Joseph Byford, Brett Kiichi Haynes and Jeff Maxwell Oldford. Gregory Jordan Brotzel and Adam James Colligan were arrested early in the investigation and remain in custody.
All five are charged with aggravated assault, robbery, kidnapping, assault with a weapon (knife and/or bat), assault with a weapon (motor vehicle) and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. Police say the victim and his alleged attackers are involved in the drug trade and the attack was targeted.
We received a tip earlier where one source claimed Jeff Oldford became the new leader of the Independent Soldiers in Kamloops which police claim is a puppet gang for the Hells Angels.