Man charged with assault arrested on Salt Spring Island amid order not to return

Man charged with assault arrested on Salt Spring Island amid order not to return
An RCMP patch is seen on the shoulder of an assistant commissioner in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, April 28, 2023.

A man who was arrested for assault and possessing a weapon on Salt Spring Island in January was arrested again in February for breaching his release conditions, one of which was not to return to the Southern Gulf Island.

RCMP say that on Jan. 22, 40-year-old Tyler Jackson was “involved in a fight” with another man while drunk.

He was arrested for assault and for possessing a knife, and was released with conditions, including not to consume alcohol, not to possess knives, and not to return to Salt Spring Island.

Mounties say that on Feb. 15, Jackson returned to Salt Spring contrary to his release conditions, and was once again arrested.

Police say he was breaking his release conditions when he was arrested, including not to consume alcohol, not to be intoxicated in a public place, and not to be on the island.

RCMP add that he had a knife on his person when police searched him during the arrest.

Besides his current undertaking – which bars him from possessing knives – police say the man was also banned from possessing knives as part of a probation order linked to a previous assault conviction.

“On Feb. 19, 2024, a bail hearing was conducted for Mr. Jackson and he was held in custody pending his next court appearance on Feb. 27, 2024,” said Sgt. Clive Seabrook, detachment commander for Salt Spring Island RCMP.

Jackson was transferred to the Duncan RCMP detachment and has been charged with four offenses, including assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, failure to comply with a probation order and failure to comply with an undertaking.

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