The Mounties got their man, arresting a suspect following an alleged abduction in Sherridon early Tuesday morning.
RCMP have located 29-year-old Rory Thomas, who police believe abducted 29-year-old Angelica McKay from Sherridon early July 4. Thomas was found in Sherridon by RCMP members from the Cranberry Portage detachment and the Manitoba RCMP Emergency Response Team, who travelled north to assist in the search for Thomas. An announcement of the arrest was made Tuesday morning by Manitoba RCMP.
"Rory Thomas has been located in Sherridon by Cranberry Portage and Emergency Response Team RCMP officers. He was taken into custody without incident, where he remains. Charges are pending," reads the announcement.
No court date has yet been set for Thomas. None of the charges have been proven in court.
Around 6 a.m. Tuesday, Cranberry Portage RCMP were called to a possible abduction in Sherridon. Through information received during the investigation, RCMP believed Thomas, originally from Thompson, had abducted McKay. Police believed that Thomas may have been armed with a firearm and McKay may have been in danger.
In a second announcement issued around 2 p.m. local time, RCMP confirmed that McKay had been found safe in Cold Lake, Man., not far from Sherridon. According to police, she was physically unharmed when found.
Police requested people in Sherridon, Cranberry Portage, Flin Flon or other nearby areas to keep a look out for Thomas and to report any information or sightings to RCMP.
Police suspected Thomas may have travelled out of Sherridon, either with McKay or solo, leading to calls out to the public for any information in any nearby communities - no evidence has been released showing that Thomas left the Sherridon area during the manhunt.