Man sought in aggravated assault

Isadore Junior Vermette

Police are looking for Isadore Junior Vermette, a 22-year-old male from Portage la Prairie in relation to an aggravated assault. RCMP photo

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RCMP Major Crimes and Forensic Identification units are assisting in the investigation of an April aggravated assault at a McKay Ave. home.

Portage la Prairie RCMP were called to a home in the 1400 block of McKay Ave. on April 11 at 8:29 a.m. and found resident of the home had suffered serious injuries. The victim was transported to hospital for serious, life-threatening injuries, but is stable at this time. Police do not believe there is a risk to the public. Police believe the suspect and victim were known to each other and this was a targeted assault.

As a result of this incident, police are looking for Isadore Junior Vermette, a 22-year-old male from Portage la Prairie. He is described as an Indigenous male with a medium build, 5’9” tall, approximately 190 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes and multiple tattoos on his arms.

Vermette is presently at large on a warrant for his arrest on criminal charges of aggravated assault, breaking and entering, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and being disguised with intent to commit an offence.

Investigators are asking that anyone with knowledge of this incident contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445. Anonymous tips can be made through Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting your message to TIPMAN (847626), or through www.manitobacrimestoppers.com .

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