RCMP Searching for Man Connected to Kidnapping – Canada-wide Warrant Issued
West District RCMP are continuing to look for a 43-year-old man in connection with a kidnapping that occurred on October 5. A Canada-wide warrant was issued for Gilbert Thériault, of Drummond Local Service District.
According to police, Thériault 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 and extortion. The 62-year-old male victim made it to safety and suffered minor injuries that did not require medical attention.
Thériault is described as 5'6" tall and approximately 120 lbs. He has a tattoo of an eagle on his right bicep. Anyone who recognizes Thériault is advised not to approach him and call 9-1-1, said police.
The second suspect in connection with the incident, a 37-year-old man, originally from Nova Scotia, was located and arrested in Halifax on October 8. Parker Jacob Richards was charged on October 8 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 appeared in Grand Falls Provincial Court on October 13. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear back in court on November 17, said police.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gilbert Thériault, who wishes to remain anonymous, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at www.crimenb.ca, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637).