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Stabbing suspect apprehended

August 17, 2016 3:15 P.M.


KELOWNA — A man is in custody and facing charges after running from police Tuesday morning.

Const. Jesse O'Donaghey said Mounties have nabbed the suspect police allege was involved in anearly-morning stabbing on Tuesday in Rutland.

On Aug. 16 at 5:50 a.m., Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon committed inside a residence in the 400 block of Franklyn Road.

At that time, O'Donaghey said the victim, a Kelowna woman in her 20s, was transported to hospital with what police believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

A family member told Castanet the woman was stabbed in the back by a man and rushed to hospital in a civilian vehicle with police escort.

The woman reportedly suffered a one-inch puncture stab wound on her back, just below her shoulder blade. 

Police said the woman and suspect were known to each other, a family member tells Castanet he was her ex.

Later that day, at 10:20 p.m., an officer located the alleged suspect in the area of Water Street and Queensway in Kelowna's downtown core.

“The suspect was taken into police custody without incident and held for court today,” said O'Donaghey.

Derrick Kurtis Antoine, 29, has now been charged with assault with a weapon and failure to comply with probation orders.

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