Two in custody in connection with alleged kidnapping of truck driver

By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer | 12/31/2014

Canadian authorities say two men are in custody in connection with an investigation into the reported kidnapping and assault of a truck driver in Regina, the provincial capital of Saskatchewan.

The suspects are 29-year-old Milo Bear, of Regina, and 32-year-old Charles Doiron, from British Columbia. Bear is charged with one count each of armed robbery and forcible confinement. Doiron is charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, according to a news release on the agency’s website.

Regina police spokesman Les Parker said the victim, a truck driver whose identity has not been released to the public, showed up in front of the police station at around 1:40 a.m. on Dec. 19. He told authorities he had been taken to a house in Regina where he was tied up, assaulted and robbed. He told police he made his way to the station after being released by his alleged captors.

Parker declined to comment specifically on the circumstances of the case, due to the ongoing investigation. He also declined to confirm details of the attack that were reported by a local radio station on Dec. 30.

A local radio station, News Talk 980 CJME, has published what they claim is an interview with the alleged victim, in which he states he was attacked while walking back to his truck after having dinner at a local pizzeria. He claims his attackers bound him with duct tape and forced him to turn over his cash and credit cards before assaulting him with a ball peen hammer. The radio station report can be viewed here.

“Land Line Now” News Anchor Reed Black contributed to this report.

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