Kent lockdown follows stabbing

Violence just one day after four men charged in 2008 stabbing death at same Agassiz prison



An inmate at Kent was stabbed Friday morning, leading to a lock down of the maximum security institution.

The victim received first aid and was airlifted to hospital. Two weapons were retrieved from the scene and an investigation has begun. There were no other injuries during this incident, prison officials said. The prison is in a lock down and all visit canceled until it is deemed safe to reopen.

Kent stabbing lockdown Agassiz murder airlift

The stabbing followed on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that four Kent inmates are being charged with murder.

In a press release issued Thursday evening, RCMP said that “four Kent Maximum Security inmates have been charged with murder following a 2008 stabbing incident at the prison that left two men injured and one dead.

“On November 13, 2008 Kent Maximum Security Institution reported a stabbing incident to the Agassiz office of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional RCMP Detachment involving seven inmates from the prison.

“Three of the inmates were injured in the melee, two of which were transported by BC Ambulance to an outside hospital to be treated for serious injuries. The third male, 27-year-old Andrew Robert CRAIG, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team immediately took conduct of the murder investigation. In part, the investigation involved compiling a complete background investigation on all those involved in the incident as well as an extensive analysis of CCTV footage of the incident. Once a completed investigation was forwarded to Crown Counsel Charges, were approved and sworn.

“Charged with one count each of first-degree murder are: 26-year-old Terence Robert Bolton, 31-year-old Franjo (Frank) Perovic, 33-year-old Scott Edward Sanderson and 29-year-old Nicholas Adam St. Hilaire.

“At the time of the murder, Bolton was serving a five year sentence for manslaughter, PEROVIC was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, SANDERSON was serving a six year sentence for aggravated assault and St. Hilaire was serving a five year sentence for manslaughter and conspiracy to commit murder.

“At the time the charge was approved, all inmates were still incarcerated with the exception of St. Hilaire. He had been out of prison for several months. St. HILAIRE was arrested by members of IHIT with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team on Tuesday May 18, 2011. The arrest went without incident.”

More information on this website as the story develops.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Man in mid-20s killed in targeted shooting in Abbotsford

Location of shooting the same as where innocent bystander Ping Shun Ao killed in 2015

Harrison continues push for local doctor

Mayor has requested Fraser Health provide primary care services

New surcharge for Harrison boaters

Small boat launch surcharge to fund KHSAR

POLL: How should Harrison deal with goose poop?

Monday’s council meeting raised questions about the best way to handle waste around the beach

Sts’ailes First Nation to vote on land code

Land Code would remove nation from 34 sections of Indian Act

Week in Review – January 19

Movie filming, water upgrades and more

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

Police arrest pair after ‘high-risk vehicle takedown’

Vancouver police say replica handgun found in alleged suspects’ vehicle

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

Most Read