Chilliwack, BC – UPDATE – Surrey RCMP arrested Montgomery James Ash on Monday November 16.
ORIGINAL STORY – RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Surrey man for the alleged abduction of a local woman. Montgomery James Ash, 21, is wanted on a warrant of arrest for Break and Enter with intent to commit offence, Assault with a Weapon, Attempting to Choke to Overcome Resistance, Kidnapping, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and Uttering Threats to cause death or Bodily Harm.
Montgomery James Ash is described as a Caucasian male, 175 cm (5’9”), 77 kg (170 lbs), blue eyes, brown hair with short shaved hair and an athletic build.
The warrant of arrest stems from the investigation of a report made to police on November 5, 2015 at approximately 4:15 a.m. of a Break and Enter and Abduction at a residence in Yarrow.
General Duty officers immediately arrived at the address and located a male who told police he had been assaulted by the suspect who had forced his way into the home and abducted a female from the house. Supported by RCMP investigators of the General Investigation Support Team, and the UFVRD Serious Crime Unit police initiated a multi-jurisdictional search for the missing woman. Fortunately, she was found approximately one hour later in Surrey.
Both victims were examined for non-life threatening injuries and released from hospital.
Chilliwack Victim Services is engaged with the victims.
UFVRD Serious Crime Unit continue to gather evidence as police pursue their investigation.
“The suspect is known to the victims and the incident was targeted. Police caution anyone who thinks they have seen Ash not to approach him and urge you call police or 911,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.
Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Montgomery James Ash is asked to contact their local police or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 FREE (TIPS).