UPDATE: The OPP say the 33-year-old Renfrew man who was facing several charges has been found dead.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Jason Smith last night, seeking the public’s help in locating him following a serious assault in Arnprior on Sunday. Smith reportedly fled the scene in a pick-up truck and was accused of careless use of a firearm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assault, and flight from police.
The OPP said he was found deceased Monday evening. The investigation is ongoing, but foul play is not suspected.
The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is asking the public for assistance in locating Jason Smith, 33, of Renfrew.
He is wanted on a warrant for several Criminal Code offences.
On January 25, 2015 officers responded to a serious assault in Arnprior. During the investigation the accused fled in a black 2013 Dodge Ram pick-up truck Ontario Lic. AC38867.
He is wanted on charges of:
• Careless Use of a Firearm
• 2 counts of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
• Flight from Police
Police believe the accused may be armed and members of the public are advised not to approach him. If you see or know the whereabouts of Jason Smith, or his vehicle, call the OPP immediately at 9-1-1.