Kingston Police have arrested six individuals, all local, after a man was taken against his will, threatened, and forced to participate in a robbery.
According to police, the victim was taken against his will on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 in the area of Patrick and Thomas Streets. The victim was then taken to an address on Kingscourt Avenue, where he was forcibly held against his will, assaulted, and threatened with weapons, including knives and an imitation firearm. Later that same day, the victim was forced to take part in the robbery of a convenience store at Nelson Street and First Avenue.
The following morning, the victim was taken to a youth drop-in centre on Barrie Street. When he left the centre, the victim was transported back to the Kingscourt Avenue area, and robbed of some of the money he had received.
Then, on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, the victim was escorted by some of the accused parties on a Kingston Transit bus from the Kingscourt area to the Cataraqui Centre. At the mall, the victim was able to catch the attention of a store clerk, who in turn called the police. The victim was able to avoid the accused parties until police arrived and he was safely recovered, according to Kingston Police.
On the morning of Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, Kingston Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Kingscourt Avenue, and three males and one female were arrested. Later that day, another male and female were also arrested at another location on Conacher Drive. During a search of the Kingscourt residence, officers located various quantities of drugs, as well as several weapons including knives and the imitation firearm.
The six accused parties – four men and two women – all of whom are from Kingston are:
- Dylan Lasher, 24
- Ethan Turcotte, 20
- Summer Turcotte, 18
- Deryk Lapointe, 35
- Shawna Albertson, 40
- Lucas Jackson, 18
All of the accused parties were charged with forcible confinement and assault. Additionally:
Dylan Lasher and Ethan Turcotte were charged with:
- Pointing a firearm
- Use of a firearm in the commission of an offence
- Possession of a firearm without a licence
- Possession of a weapon for committing an offence
- Possession of a firearm and ammunition while prohibited
- Breach of undertaking
Dylan Lasher, Ethan Turcotte, Lucas Jackson, and Summer Turcotte were charged with:
Dylan Lasher, Ethan Turcotte, and Lucas Jackson were also charged with:
- Uttering threats to cause death
All parties believed to be involved are currently in custody and held for bail. Kingston Police are continuing to investigate this matter. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kingston Police Major Crimes Unit or Det. Scott Huffman at 613-549-4660 ext. 6322 or via email at [email protected].
Tips can also be made anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and requesting to remain anonymous, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).