Portage RCMP seeking second suspect in violent assault
Police said the victim, a 42-year-old woman, had been picked up by a friend in Carberry, along with another man, who robbed and assaulted her with a weapon.
She was driven around the area before being thrown from the car onto the side of the road. Police said she walked for hours before finding a house and asking for help.
Austin Russell Wheeler, 21, of Portage la Prairie, was arrested after being found with the victim’s car. He was charged with aggravated assault, robbery, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession of property obtained by crime.
RCMP are tracking down a second suspect and are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 204-857-4445, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online.
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