Debec man who was subject of police search arrested

by | Sep 28, 2022

Ricky Michaud remanded after Woodstock court appearance Wednesday, Sept.

A Debec man who was the subject of an RCMP search appeared in Woodstock
provincial court in custody on Wednesday, Sept. 28, following his arrest
the day before.

Walter Patrick (Ricky) Michaud, 42, faces several charges, including
assault on a female, assault on a police officer, and drug trafficking.

Wearing handcuffs, Michaud appeared to limp as he entered the court.
Police officials would not confirm whether Michaud suffered a dog bite
during his apprehension.

Michaud appeared before Judge Jullian Dickson.

“Do you know what you’re charged with?” Judge Dickson asked the accused.

“No, I don’t, Your Honour,” replied Michaud, who sat quietly with his
head down, looking up only to answer the judge’s questions and listen to
the RCMP charges.

Judge Dickson remanded Michaud until a bail hearing by video set for
Oct. 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Michaud faces charges of an assault on a female in Debec on Aug. 27. He
is under court order not to have contact with the victim.

Other charges include assaulting a police officer while threatening to
use a weapon and resisting arrest on Sept. 6 in Debec.

Michaud also faces charges of possession of methamphetamine for the
purpose of trafficking, dating to March 11 in Teeds Mills, near Debec.

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

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

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

FOREST FIRE INDEX – click image for current status

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have successfully subscribed! A confirmation email has been sent to your email account. To complete your subscription, open the email and click on the confirmation link. (If you can't find it in your inbox, try your junk and spam folders.) If you'd like to receive our updates more than once a week, please click the "Manage your subscription" link at the bottom of your Newsletter.