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Charges Laid In Abbotsford Domestic Assault Played Out In Public

Abbotsford – APRIL 6 UPDATE – Charges have been referred to the crown for a 22 year old man. Daniel Staples-Taylor is facing six charges including assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, kidnapping, flight from a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Staples-Taylor has also been charged with two counts of breaching his bail conditions.

ORIGINAL STORY  APRIL 4 – Abbotsford Police responded to a 911 call of a man assaulting a woman in the 33300 block of Hawthorne Avenue.  Witnesses reported a woman being assaulted and being dragged to a vehicle, where she was forced inside. 

Upon police arrival, the suspect vehicle, a red 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, fled with the suspect and victim inside.

After a short pursuit, Abbotsford Police deployed a spike belt and boxed in the suspect vehicle at Wheel Avenue and Towline Road.  The suspect vehicle collided with an APD truck.  Officers arrested the suspect without incident or injury.  The victim, a 23 woman who is known to the suspect, was taken by EHS to hospital for medical treatment. 

No police officers were injured and only minor damage was sustained to the police truck that was hit by the suspect vehicle.

A 22 year old man is facing charges of forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, threatening and breach of a no contact order.  In addition, this suspect was arrested on numerous outstanding warrants of arrest for charges including assault and threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, to text APD at 222973 (abbypd) or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Courtesy Kevin MacDonald/KAM Productions

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