Nova Scotia man charged in connection with New Brunswick kidnapping

RCMP arrest Halifax man in connection with New Brunswick kidnapping. Global News

HALIFAX – A second suspect involved in a kidnapping that occurred on Monday in New Brunswick has been charged in Grand Falls Provincial Court.

The Nova Scotia man was arrested on Thursday in Dartmouth, and a 28-year-old woman who was with the suspect at the time was also arrested.

Parker Jacob Richards, 37, has been charged with using a firearm to kidnap the victim, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, uttering a death threat, injuring the victim’s dog, extortion and possession of a firearm while prohibited

Richards will remain in custody because he is in the process of being transferred back to New Brunswick. The 28-year-old woman is also still in custody.

Police continue to look for 43-year-old Gilbert Thériault of Drummond local service district in connection with the kidnapping. A Canada-wide warrant was issued for Thériault on Thursday morning.

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He is described as 5’6″ tall, approximately 120 lbs and has an eagle tattoo on his right bicep.

Anyone who sees and recognizes Thériault is asked not to approach him, but call 9-1-1.

The kidnapping victim was able to safely escape from the car trunk he was put in. He sustained minor injuries that did not need medical attention.

RCMP say the investigation is ongoing.

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