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Charges laid after investigation into alleged robbery and extortion incident

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Three people are facing multiple charges after an investigation into an alleged robbery and extortion incident involving a taxi driver. The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating the incident.

According to a report from Frontenac OPP, dated Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, a taxi driver reported that on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, they were threatened, assaulted and held for ransom by one of their customers at a home on Battersea Road. During the incident, money was stolen from the victim’s cab. The victim was subsequently taken to the Kingston area where additional funds were extorted from a co-worker, according to OPP. The victim was not injured during this incident.

On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, the Frontenac OPP Crime Unit, assisted by the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU,) executed a search warrant at a home on Battersea Road. Two people were arrested at the scene and officers recovered prohibited weapons, according to OPP.

Jamie Edward Smith, age 50 of South Frontenac Township, has been charged with:

  • Uttering threats cause death or bodily harm
  • Uttering threats – damage property
  • Forcible confinement
  • Robbery with theft
  • Extortion
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to a prohibition order – two counts

Kelly Ann McGlennon, age 47 of South Frontenac Township has been charged with:

  • Forcible confinement
  • Robbery with theft
  • Extortion
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to a prohibition order – two counts

These accused were remanded in custody for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston on November 23, 2020.

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, the third involved person, identified as Scott Stephen McCallan, age 26 of Kingston, was arrested and charged with:

  • Forcible confinement
  • Robbery with theft
  • Extortion
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • Failure to comply with a probation order

The accused was remanded in custody for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston on November 26, 2020.

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