Mixed martial arts fighter Ryan Chiappe has been banned from Prince George and is facing multiple criminal charges, including assault and the theft of a puppy.
RCMP arrested Chiappe shortly after the puppy was reported stolen on Dec. 4.
Chiappe faces several charges, including assault causing bodily harm, assault, obstructing justice, extortion, uttering threats, and theft under $5,000. Police say they are familiar with Chiappe, having had approximately 100 interactions with him since 2007.
The fighter was released on conditions by the court, one of which is that he cannot be within 50 km of Prince George other than to attend his court hearings.
Chiappe has fought under several MMA promotions and has a 10-8 record. His most recent bout was a knockout win at a 2013 event in Penticton. He has been associated with Langley’s Revolution Fight Team.
Anyone with information in connection to Chiappe’s charges are asked to contact Prince George RCMP or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Correction: An early version of this story stated the suspect was charged with “the assault and theft of a puppy.” In fact, Prince George RCMP said he was charged with assault and the theft of a puppy.