Two people were arrested in Brandon on Monday after they allegedly held a couple captive.

Early Monday morning police received a report from a male who had been held at a residence in the 2300 block of Princess Avenue. He escaped but his girlfriend was still being held at the residence. Police attended the residence on Princess Avenue and took a male that was exiting the residence into custody without incident. Police entered the residence and located a female tied up in the basement.

The victims said the suspects accused the two victims of stealing from them and forced them into the basement and tied them up. The female was shot several times with a pellet pistol causing minor injuries. The male was hit with a mallet and shot in the abdomen with the .22 caliber blank round causing minor injury.

Police later located the two suspects at an establishment on 18th Street North. A 24yr old male and a 34yr old Brandon woman were arrested for Forcible Confinement, Aggravated Assault, Utter Threats, Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Possess Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possess Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Use a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence and Assault with a Weapon. Both the male and female suspects were lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre.

The male that exited the residence had a pellet pistol handgun tucked into the front of his pants. A 25yr old Brandon man was arrested for Possess Weapon Dangerous and released to appear in Court on December 3.

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