UPDATED: Moose Jaw man charged following domestic incident

Justin Crann
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A domestic incident that "erupted" inside a moving vehicle has resulted in criminal charges.

Moose Jaw Police Service

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) received several calls from the community about a red minivan driving at a high speed on Moose Jaw's east side.

Allegedly, a female passenger in the minivan was yelling for people to phone police.

"This was a domestic situation that erupted inside the vehicle and that resulted in the female passenger being detained against her will," said Sgt. Cliff Froehlich with the MJPS. "When the vehicle eventually stopped, the woman was able to exit with her 10-year-old child."

After some police investigation, the vehicle was located and its driver was arrested and charged.

The female passenger suffered minor injuries. The child was unharmed. 

Froehlich said the driver is known to police and that additional charges may be pending based on "additional information we received from the victim and witnesses."

Wayne Kenith Ransom, 39, faces two counts each of unlawful confinement and uttering death threats, and a single count of assault. 

Ransom appeared before provincial court on Thursday, and the Crown opposed his release.

His matters were set over for a show cause hearing on Aug. 6. He will remain in custody at least until that date.

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Organizations: Moose Jaw Police Service, The Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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