3:30 p.m., Jan. 29)
man faces multiple charges in abduction of Orléans
By Fred Sherwin
21-year-old male was to be formally charged with kidnapping
today after he abducted his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend
from her Orléans home at knife point and took off
in her father's BMW.
incident occurred on Fortun Drive shortly before 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and ended six hours later when police forced
vehicle to a stop on Hwy. 416 near Fallowfield Road. A
male suspect was taken into custody at the scene and the
victim, identified as Harmony Nhin, was returned to her
Bettencourt faces multiple charges including kidnapping,
forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, theft, dangerous
operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for police
on two Facebook pages bearing the same names as Bettencourt
and Nhin suggests the pair were in a relationship as long
ago as last April. The Facebook page bearing Nhin's name
indicates her relationship status was changed to single
to multiple reports, Bettencourt and Nhin were embroiled
in an argument outside the victim's house when Bettencourt
pulled out a knife and ordered Nhin into her father's
2000 BMW 328i.
to the incident called 9-1-1, which touched off an all
points bulletin among local police services. Shortly afterwards
the car was spotted by an OPP officer as it was traveling
eastbound on Hwy. 417 near Casselman.
suspect refused to pull over and a short high speed chase
ensued before it was abandoned for safety reasons.
was several hours later before the car was spotted by
an OPP officer as it traveled north along Hwy. 416 near
Kemptville. The officer tailed the vehicle until sufficient
back up joined the chase and and boxed the BMW in before
forcing it to a stop near Fallowfield Road.
to the Ottawa Sun, the victim's father is a member
of the Ottawa Police Service.
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