Police officers nearly struck in chase

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Police officers nearly struck in chase
Cornwall Police Service 2019 crest (Shawna O'Neill/Seaway News photo).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Christopher Motard, 40, and Rachelle Seguin, 30, both of Cornwall, were arrested on June 11, 2019 and charged as follows:

Christopher Motard:
• Fraud under $5,000 x 3
• Theft under $5,000
• Threats
• Possession of property obtained by crime x 2
• Breach of recognizance x 2 (for possessing a cheque that did not belong to him)
• Breach of probation x 2 (for failing to keep the peace)
• Flight from police
• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
• Assault with a weapon
• Obstruct

Rachelle Seguin:
• Flight from police
• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
• Assault with a weapon
• Obstruct

It is alleged on April 25, 2019, the man advertised and accepted payment for a hot tub that was not for sale and further removed several household appliances from a residence that did not belong to him. It is also alleged on June 6 and 9, the man attended a financial institution and attempted to deposit stolen cheques. An argument ensued with an employee and the man threatened to kill her. On June 11, 2019, police located Christopher Motard and Rachelle Seguin in a vehicle in the area of Adams Ave. Upon seeing police, the woman locked the vehicle from the inside, preventing police from speaking with the man in the vehicle. Both individuals then fled in the vehicle, operating it in a dangerous manner, nearly striking police officers with the vehicle. A pursuit ensued and police located the man and woman shortly thereafter. They were both taken into custody, charged accordingly, and held for a bail hearing.

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