Cranbrook RCMP says a local man has pleaded guilty in connection to a 2013 assault.
Jamie Kristopher Cheveldeaw pleaded guilty to two counts Aggravated Assault and one count of Intimidation of a witness in a Cranbrook court this week.
Police responded to an incident four summers ago involving two young men who were stabbed in the downtown area.
The matter remained unsolved until new evidence came to light last year and charges were approved in April.
“We had an independent witness come forward to provide more information with regard to the investigation,” explains Cranbrook RCMP Cst. Katie Forgeron. “We always Cheveldeaw was always a suspect in our minds but we just didn’t have the tic-tac-toe to put it together. Finally, with this independent witness we were able to do that.”
One of the victims had to receive medical treatment out of town following the injuries he suffered from the June, 2013 altercation.
Forgeron says they hope the guilty plea provides closure for the victims.
“It did take a lot of work on behalf of our general duty [officers], and General Investigation Section to get the information to finally have charges approved, and we’re just happy, finally, after five years we’re able to come to a successful conclusion for the two gentlemen who were stabbed.”
– Cranbrook RCMP Cst. Katie Forgeron