Two suspects arrested, four sought in Tyendinaga home invasion, kidnapping and assault

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Tyendinaga Police Service are asking for the public’s help to locate four people wanted in connection to a home invasion, kidnapping and assault.

In a media release, OPP say this event happened on Sunday, Jan. 28, at around 4:30 a.m., at a residence on Atsia Court on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. It was reported that several individuals had entered the home, assaulted a man and took him away in a vehicle. Police say the man was then was assaulted again, and later dropped off in another part of the community. The victim did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

Blaine Branscombe, age 41, of Tyendinaga Township and Jordan Brant, age 33, of Deseronto have been charged under the Criminal Code (CC) with:

  • Assault with a weapon – two counts
  • Kidnapping – two counts
  • Forcible confinement
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Robbery with violence
  • Theft under $5000
  • Break and enter with intent to commit and indictable offence
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Branscombe has additionally been charged with disguise with intent.

Charges have not been proven in court.

These two accused have been remanded into custody and with further appearances scheduled before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Patrick Lennox, age 37, of Napanee, Laura Lee Leween, age 42, of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and Ashley Cummings, age 36 of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory for charges of:

  • Assault with a weapon – two counts
  • Kidnapping – two counts
  • Forcible confinement
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Robbery with violence
  • Theft under $5000
  • Break and enter with intent to commit and indictable offence
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Disguise with intent

An arrest warrant has also been issued for Jamie Kunkel, age 44 of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory for the charges of:

  • Assault with a weapon – two counts
  • Robbery with violence
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Kidnapping – two counts
  • Forcible confinement
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Theft under $5000

Photos and detailed descriptions of the wanted individuals are below.

If you see these individuals, or have any information on there whereabouts, do not approach them. Call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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