Updated January 20, 2017
Police say Maxime Seguin, who is accused of aggravated assault, was arrested on Thursday, January 19 after police searched a home in Grenville, Quebec.
A man already wanted by police for a violent break-and-enter in The Nation Municipality is suspected of participating in another crime, this time in Hawkesbury.
Maxime Seguin is suspected of participating in a break-and-enter on December 20, 2016. Now, police say on January 11 at about 11:30 p.m., two men broke into an apartment building in Hawkesbury, threatened the occupants with weapons and demanded money. They say a man was “violently” assaulted while the other occupants of the apartment were confined in another room. Police allege one of the men was Seguin. The other, who was not identified by police, was arrested and is currently being held by the Quebec police. The victim’s injuries were described by police as “life-threatening.”
Seguin is described as being about 6’4″, between 300 and 350 pounds, with a clean-shaven head and a goatee. Police say he was most recently seen wearing a dark jacket with light coloured stripes.
Police allege 24-year-old Seguin was involved in a “serious incident” at a home in The Nation just before midnight on December 20, 2016. They say he got away in a stolen car, which was found abandoned “several hours” later. He was suspected of break and enter, assault with a weapon, and stealing a motor vehicle.
On January 4, Constable Mario Gratton of the Hawkesbury OPP said while police had received some phone calls about Seguin, it was not clear if the information was reliable, and he remained at large. At the time, he said police suspected Seguin may have left the region.
Police say Seguin is considered “armed and dangerous.” They advise against approaching him, saying anyone who has information about his whereabouts should call 911, 1 888 310 1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.