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Man wanted for violent crimes arrested in Dawson Creek

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RCMP in Dawson Creek had to call in extra resources to arrest a man wanted on multiple warrants. Mounties had heard that 33 year old Isaiah Acko was in a home in the city, and that he may have access to weapons.

With the help of the B.C. North District Emergency Response Team and Containment Team, officers from Fort St. John and Dawson Creek were able to arrest him without incident on Saturday. The ERT is brought in when there are situations with extreme danger or firearms above the ability of local detachments. A gun was taken from the home.

Acko was wanted on three outstanding warrants out of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, and has been charged with 23 offences. They include assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and multiple others to do with firearms. Court records show the assault charges stems from an incident in Fort St. John on February 3rd, 2017.

Acko remains in custody, and police ask anyone with information about his case to contact the detachment in Dawson Creek or Crime Stoppers. His next court date is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Back in 2014, when Acko was 30, he was sentenced to 18 months of probation, a $350 fine and 84 days time served for various charges. He was found guilty of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance at the Fort St. John courthouse.

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