Hamilton man forcibly confined overnight; 4 facing charges, 1 wanted

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Published August 17, 2022 at 3:41 pm

A man in Hamilton was driven to an east-end resident, belted in the head with a foreign object and held for nearly 24 hours before he fled.

Two young men and two women are accused with forcible confinement of the man, and another person is wanted, after Hamilton Police (HPS) made arrests this week. The police say they received reports shortly after 9:40 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 15) of a male, appearing in distress with visible injuries, running in the area of Oriole Crescent. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.


Around 11 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 14), the victim was contacted by an old acquaintance and the two arranged to meet up. The victim was picked up from his home, driven to a few locations and eventually returned to a residence in Hamilton’s east end.

“The victim advised (HPS) he remembers walking through the front door of the residence,” Hamilton Police stated on Wednesday. “Upon entering the residence, he was struck in the back of the head with a foreign object. The victim woke up in a basement, tied to a chair, where he was assaulted by multiple people.

“The victim eventually got free, ran out of the residence and sought help from bystanders.”

Once confirming the address, Hamilton Police set up a perimeter at the residence, before moving in to make arrests.

The four people who stand accused are facing a total of 31 criminal counts.

Tracy-Lynn Fleming, 48, is charged with:

  • Forcible Confinement
  • Assault with Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Robbery with Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Prohibited Firearm — Loaded/Unloaded

Devon Cornelius Frost, 22, is charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Assault with Weapon
  • Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Reckless Discharge of Firearm
  • Possession Contrary to Order
  • Fail To Comply With Probation
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Prohibited Firearm — Loaded/Unloaded
  • Careless Use, Carry, Transport, Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Ammunition
  • Robbery with Firearm

Hunter Gordon Edward Grant, 21, is charged with:

  • Assault with Weapon
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Robbery with Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Prohibited Firearm — Loaded/Unloaded
  • Careless Use, Carry, Transport, Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Ammunition
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

Amanda Lee Ransom, 37, is charged with:

  • Forcible Confinement
  • Assault with Weapon
  • Robbery with Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Prohibited Firearm — Loaded/Unloaded

As well, 22-year-old Aidan Bristol Eydt-Maher is wanted by HPS for his involvement in this alleged crime.

Anyone who information that could assist police with the investigation into this crime, and/or has information on the whereabouts of the outstanding suspect, should contact HPS Det.-Const Goran Zivkovic (905-546-2406) or Det.-Sgt. Candace Culp (905-546-2907). Both detectives are part of the Division 2 criminal investigation bureau.

Information may also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

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