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Senior threatened during robbery
Police Report, Posted on July 9, 2019
June 24, 4:00 p.m. – RCMP were called to Heather Street in Russell where a 73-year-old man was reporting he had been robbed and choked out by a male who was stealing jewelry from the house. As the male left he smashed out the victims vehicle windows and threatened to kill him if he called the cops. While RCMP were attending, the suspect returned and tried to smash out the RCMP vehicle windows and took off on foot. RCMP pursued on foot through private properties and he was cornered by RCMP. The suspect then produced a weapon and threatened RCMP. RCMP then tasered the suspect twice until it became effective. While on the ground the suspect then fought with RCMP until he was handcuffed. The suspect was then brought back to the detachment where he flooded out the cells with water. As a result, Michael Mann, 39-years-old of Russell, has been charged with: robbery, assault on police, assault on the victim, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats against the victim, uttering threats against the police plus three separate charges of mischief. In addition he was charged for creating threats on social media by showing a desire to kill police members and politicians which was brought forth by the national security section who monitor social media for things such as this. Subsequently he was kept in cells from the 24th until the 26th in Russell until he could attend court in Russell. In court in Russell he was then remanded into custody to attend Brandon court on the 28th.

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