19-Year-Old Charged in Baseball Bat & Machete Attack on a Winnipeg Man

Baseball Bat & Machete Attack

WINNIPEG - Police arrested the second suspect wanted in connection with March 6th, 2018 attack on a man with a baseball bat and machete.

Police say a 20-year-old man, the victim, had been walking on Flora Avenue when he was confronted by two male suspects in a vehicle.

The suspects, one armed with a baseball bat and the other armed with a machete, exited the vehicle and started yelling a word consistent with the name of a known street gang. They then began to assault the victim with the weapons and dragged him into the vehicle, driving away.

While the victim was restrained inside the vehicle, one suspect pulled out a knife and carved a number of letters into the victim’s cheek. The victim was able to break free and get out of the vehicle.

The victim and the suspects were not known to each other prior to the incident.

On May 2, 2018, police located one of the suspects, Jordan Paul Brown, a 24-year-old male of Winnipeg, and charged him with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon (x2)

Saturday night police located the second suspect, Craig Tapotat, a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg, and charged him with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Breach of Recognizance

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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