One of the ten criminals most wanted found

News 7 August, 2017
    A major police operation was mobilized to stop Marc-Étienne Side in the night from Saturday to Sunday in Montreal. The man, 36-year-old has shown cooperative with the forces of law and order.

    Maxime Deland

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 04:49

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 23:37

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    Searched for nearly nine months for the murder of Israel Gauthier-Nepton in Jonquiere, Marc-Etienne Side has been arrested in the night from Saturday to Sunday in Montreal.

    Marc-Etienne Side, 36-year-old and a native of Saguenay, was among the 10 the wanted criminals in Quebec.

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    Marc-Etienne Side

    • 36 years old
    • A native of Saguenay
    • On the run for nine months
    • Suspected of murder

    It is an anonymous call to 911 in the evening Saturday that has finally allowed the police to find the trace of Side.

    Checks, discrete, carried out by the authorities were then allowed to establish, with certainty, that the anonymous information received was truthful and that the accused murderer was indeed in a housing located on 7th Avenue, between the streets Holt and Dandurand, in the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie.

    Many of the agents, heavily armed, have been monopolized to carry out this intervention to high-risk.

    It is that the authorities had had good reason to believe that Marc-Etienne Side was armed and that he was likely to resist his arrest.

    Finally, the suspected assassin is shown to be co-operative with the police and no one was injured during the operation.

    For the moment, impossible to know which Side has spent the last few months. He was met in the course of the day on Sunday by investigators of crimes against the person of the Sûreté du Québec, who had not more details to give for now.

    A charge of murder not premeditated could be filed.

    Altercation bloody

    Side is suspected of having murdered Israel Gauthier-Nepton, aged 27, during the night of November 19, 2016, in a parking lot of the rue du Vieux-Pont in Jonquière.

    For an unknown reason, an altercation reportedly erupted between the two men and the conflict would have degenerated to the point where the Side would have drawn a firearm before pulling on his rival, the up fatally.

    It is the co-owner of the building lived in Israel Gauthier-Nepton, who discovered the body of his tenant for several hours after the murder.

    Heavy criminal past

    Marc-Etienne Side behind a heavy criminal past. In January 2007, he was sentenced to a term of three years and seven months in penitentiary for break-and-enter, forcible confinement and mischief.

    It received three times for statutory release having been revoked before the behaviour of the offender who has broken his commitments at every opportunity.

    Side had made its appearance at the beginning of the month of December among the select group of 10 the wanted criminals in the province.

    A reward of $ 2000 was also offered for any information that would allow his arrest and conviction.

    – With The Journal