Bail decision pending for Debec man arrested on multiple charges

by | Oct 3, 2022

Walter Patrick (Ricky) Michaud, 42, of Debec, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Oct. 3 for his bail hearing on multiple charges laid by RCMP.

Associate Chief Judge Brian C. McLean reserved his decision on his release until Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. Before the hearing began, new charges were laid against Michaud by RCMP.

Michaud faces nine charges, stemming from the day of his arrest on Sept. 27 at Bull’s Creek, including several firearm offenses, flight from police, dangerous driving, assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest. He was also charged with flight from police, dangerous driving, and possession of stolen property for another incident on Sept. 16, and assaulting a police officer with a weapon (a vehicle), flight from police, and dangerous driving on Sept. 18 in Meductic.

Police had been trying to apprehend Michaud since late August. He appeared in provincial court in custody on Sept. 28 and was remanded for a bail hearing. Michaud also faces charges of assaulting a woman in Debec on Aug. 27. He is under court order not to have contact with the victim. Other charges against him include assaulting a police officer while threatening to use a weapon (a bush saw) and resisting arrest on Sept. 6 in Debec.

Michaud also faces a charge of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, in relation to an incident on March 11 in Teeds Mills.

Michaud is also scheduled to stand trial on Jan. 6, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. on a theft charge laid by RCMP. He was charged with possession of stolen property (a 2013 Hyundai Elantra), stemming from an incident on March 11 at Teeds Mills. He pleaded not guilty at a court appearance earlier this year.

The Western Valley Region RCMP issued a press release on Sunday, Sept. 18, asking for the public’s help to locate Michaud. Two arrest warrants were issued.

The RCMP release stated police had reason to believe Michaud may have been armed, asking anyone not to approach him if sighted, but to call the police.

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