B.C. RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding Jeremiah Alexander Smith, who failed to show up for court Feb. 13 in Dawson’s Creek. His vehicle was found abandoned in the Hope area. RCMP photo

UPDATE: Missing Dawson Creek man found, RCMP confirm

33-year-old Jeremiah Alexander Smith’s vehicle was abandoned near Hope Feb. 14

A missing Dawson Creek man whose car was found abandoned in the Hope area has been found, RCMP confirmed Wednesday.

Jeremiah Alexander Smith, who failed to appear in court on charges of assault and sexual interference with a minor, was reported missing by his parents to Dawson Creek RCMP Feb. 13, a news release stated. His vehicle, a blue 2008 Dodge Caravan, was found abandoned in the Hope area the next day.

“The RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 33-year-old male reported missing has been located, and he is safe and sound,” a Dawson Creek RCMP news release stated. “Thanks to the media and public for your assistance.”

No further information has been released.

Tuesday Staff Sgt. Karol Rehdner said the Hope RCMP was actively searching for Smith as there was an indication he had a potential to self-harm.

According to provincial court documents, Smith is charged with three counts in total: one of sexual interference of a person under 16, one of invitation to sexual touching under 16 and one of sexual assault. The offences allegedly occurred April 30, 2014 in Pouce Coupe, B.C.


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