Two Coquitlam men charged in Merritt
Two Coquitlam men and a Surrey resident will be back before a judge next month after allegedly threatening a driver at gunpoint in Merritt.
Edward Soviak, 24, and Tyler Grieve, 27, both from Coquitlam, as well as Mark Kraljevic, 24, of Surrey, were in court last Tuesday facing charges of assault with a weapon.
RCMP claim the trio was in a Black Lincoln Navigator when they pulled up alongside a driver, who was leaving a friend's house. When the driver noticed the backseat passenger was masked with a balaclava and directing a shotgun at him, he put his car in reverse, drove away and called for help.
Police tracked down the vehicle and its occupants a short time later.
"It appears that the three suspects mistook the victim for another Merritt resident known to police," said Const. Tracy Dunsmore of Merritt RCMP in a news release.