Kidnapping suspect pleads guilty to firearms possession

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A Fort St. John man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a gun in connection with a 2019 kidnapping in Dawson Creek and Taylor.

Jessie Romeo Fougere, 28, appeared in Supreme Court on Tuesday, voluntarily waiving his right to defend himself against the charge.

Fougere is co-accused with Gavin James Lee Davis, 32. Court documents allege the pair kidnapped a man in Dawson Creek and confined him against his will in Taylor on March 7, 2019. Fougere was prohibited from possessing firearms at the time of the alleged offences.

The two have not been found guilty of the robbery or kidnapping charges, with trial dates yet to be set. They both remain in custody.

Fougere was sentenced to 120 days jail in October 2020 for the 2017 manslaughter of Troy Streeper. Fougere is also well known to police from prior convictions and fines for assault, fraud, and uttering threats in Charlie Lake, Taylor, and Fort St. John, as well as several driving convictions.

Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative, Alaska Highway News

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