Police seek Edmonton man after woman held captive twice
Watch above: Police are looking for a 27-year-old Edmonton man who is alleged to have taken a woman against her will twice over the past few weeks. Vinesh Pratap has the details.
EDMONTON – Police are looking for a 27-year-old Edmonton man who is alleged to have taken a woman against her will twice over the past few weeks.
Police say Jesse Thomas Flamant is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
The most recent incident happened on Friday morning, after a woman was reportedly taken against her will to her downtown workplace, where police say the man demanded money from her. The woman was able to escape, though, and called 911.
Police say the first time the woman was taken against her will was on Monday, April 28, 2014. In that case, police say the woman was forced into her vehicle and taken to a downtown residence. Police say a man and a woman kept the victim captive for three days.
She was eventually left alone and was able to escape on Thursday, May 1. Police say the woman was not injured in the ordeal.
“The first incident, she didn’t contact police because there were veiled threats made against her and her family. But of course, the second time happened, and she’s brave enough and courageous enough to flee her suspect and then contact police,” said EPS Spokesperson Scott Pattison.
Pattison says the woman’s truck was reported stolen and has not yet been located. Officers are asking the public to be on the lookout for a grey 2009 Chevrolet Silverado.
“It’s not known whether or not the suspect would be travelling in that vehicle, but certainly all information is welcome at this time,” Pattison added.
The female suspect, 46-year-old Susan McClinton, has been arrested and charged with Unlawful Confinement and Uttering Threats.
Police are now searching for Flamant, who is wanted on multiple kidnapping, robbery and weapons-related warrants.
Pattison says the victim and the suspect are known to each other, “but they’re not directly friends with one another.”
Anyone who sees Flamant is asked to immediately call the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.
© Shaw Media, 2014