Suspect in custody after Yellowknife RCMP stop Somba K'e Park assault in progress

August 8, 2017
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

News release

Yellowknife RCMP arrested an adult male for an assault that took place in the late evening hours of Saturday, August 5th.


At approximately 10:50 pm, Yellowknife RCMP responded to a call for service regarding an assault in Somba K'e Park. Officers attended and located an assault in progress involving two males. Officers arrested a male suspect on scene. City of Yellowknife Emergency Medical Services attended and transported the victim to Stanton Territorial Hospital for medical attention.

Charges were sworn before a justice of the peace on Sunday. Jerry Rogers, 34, of Yellowknife is charged with one count of Assault Causing Bodily Harm – CC 267(b) and one count of Fail to Comply Probation Order – CC 733.1(1).

Rogers has been remanded until Wednesday, August 9th.


RCMP investigators ask that should anyone have witnessed the incident and have not yet spoken with police, or should anyone have information regarding the incident, they are asked to contact the Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, nwtnutips.com, (click on "submit a web tip") or text: nwtnutips to 274637.

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Contact information

Marie York-Condon
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765.3709
RCMP.NTMedia-NTMedias.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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