On November 7, 2023 EPS members were dispatched to a local residence in response to an assault in which two victims sustained significant injuries and required medical attention. During the investigation, four suspects were identified and subsequently arrested without incident, including: Billie Bertram(35), Nathan Mangaard (35), Bradley Williams (30) and Jason Coates (49). Charges laid in this occurrence include the following:
- Aggravated Assault
- Forcible Confinement
- Uttering death threats
- Possession of property obtained by Crime
- Disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence.
Following the arrests, investigators obtained search warrants for several residences in Estevan to locate offence related property. All search warrants were executed in the Pleasantdale and Eastend subdivisions of Estevan on November 7, 2023.
One of the suspects has been charged and released from custody on conditions related to these offences and the remaining 3 individuals made their first appearances in court on November 8, 2023 and have been remanded in custody for the purpose of show cause hearings to be held on future dates.