Devon Paul charged in last July’s incident of forcible confinement in Surrey

Cpl. Scotty Schumann
Photo by Jay Sharma of Mahi Photo Studio

DEVON Paul, 30, of Surrey has now been charged after a July 2017 incident where he allegedly held a woman against her will and threatened her with a weapon in Newton.

On July 20, 2017, at 12:50 a.m., a woman was reportedly grabbed on the street, held against her will and forced to walk to her apartment with the armed suspect. At the apartment the victim called for help from her family who in turn scared the suspect off. The victim only received minor injuries.  At the time patrol officers in the area identified one person of interest.

Surrey RCMP’s General Investigation Unit (GIU) took over the investigation. Following up on the information obtained by patrol officers, Paul later became a suspect after a review of traffic camera footage in the area. A comprehensive package detailing the investigation was sent to Crown Counsel who approved several charges against Paul.

Paul has now been charged with forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats. He appeared in court and was released on strict bail conditions. His next court appearance is scheduled for February 13.

“Thanks to Paul’s identity that was collected by patrol officers at the time of the incident, the eventual arrest of Paul after a thorough investigation was possible,” says Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “Sharing of information between units of the Surrey RCMP is critical to ensuring the success of many investigations.”