The Greater Trail RCMP detachment has confirmed that Joel Anderson, 25, of Trail has been formally charged with multiple violent crimes including arson and a serious assault of a Trail senior man. (Black Press file photo)

Police name Trail man charged with violent crimes

Joel Anderson, 25, has been formally charged with multiple crimes from Aug 22 spree

Joel Anderson, 25, of Trail has been formally charged with arson, assault and numerous other violent offences following an Aug. 22 crime spree in the city.

Anderson’s initial court appearance was in Rossland on Thursday and police confirmed Friday afternoon that he remains in custody.

“Multiple charges have been laid against a 25 yr old Trail man, following the investigation into several criminal incidents which include the assault of an elderly man,” RCMP Acting Sgt. Devon Reid stated in the Sept. 1 release.

On Aug. 22 at 5 a.m., Greater Trail police received a report of a man down in the middle of Bay Avenue near Highway 3B in downtown Trail.

Officers arrived on scene to find an unconscious 78 year old male, laying in the road, bleeding from the head. The male was transported to hospital by EHS, in serious condition.

The Trail senior remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Sgt. Reid reports Trail police eventually located and arrested 25 year old Joel Aaron Thomas Anderson of Trail on August 22 for numerous offences including Arson, Assault, Causing Bodily Harm, Uttering Threats and Break & Enter.

Since the initial arrest, police continued to pursue their findings in several files and have subsequently forwarded sufficient evidence to see the laying of numerous charges against Anderson.

A total of 12 charges have been laid to date and Anderson he has been remanded in custody for court in Nelson on Sept 25.

Current charges include: five charges of Uttering Threats; two charges of Assault P.O. and one Assault Causing Bodily Harm; Obstruction; Arson to Property; Break and Enter; and Breach of Peace Bond.

RCMP Investigators are continuing on with other investigations allegedly involving Anderson and anticipate further charges being laid.

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