The RCMP are looking for witnesses who may know Robert Fagg of Williams Lake after he was held in police custody in Smithers and charged with assault, uttering threats, and forcible confinement against a 26-year-old victim.
The victim was rescued on April 8 after she reached out for help through a text message to a friend.
North District 9-1-1 operators and Smithers RCMP were able to locate the suspect and his victim after their cell phones were pinged and they were able to identify the transport truck he was driving, RCMP North District media relations officer Const. Lesley Smith said.
The victim was rescued within 90 minutes of texting for help due to investigational skills and teamwork displayed by the RCMP and North District Operations Communications Centre.
While in Smithers provincial court on April 16, Fagg was also charged with assault, forcible confinement and uttering threats against another female victim stemming from several incidents which occurred in Williams Lake between Dec. 1, 2012 and Jan. 1, 2013. His next court appearance is set for May 10, 2013.
RCMP are looking for any witnesses or anyone who could assist with this on going investigation.
Fagg was known to meet women on the popular social website called “Plenty-o-Fish”. Police would like to speak with anyone who has contacted Fagg on the website or had a past encounter or relationship with him.
“I am unable to speak further on any details on the second set of charges, but we’re looking for witnesses to come forward who know him,” Smith said.
Anyone with information about this investigation or any situation with similar circumstances, are asked to contact the Smithers RCMP at (250) 847-3233 or to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).