After appealing to the public for help on April 25, Manitoba First Nations Police confirmed later that same day that two missing Manitoba children had been found safe. However, their father, who is suspected of taking them is still wanted by police and facing even more charges.
In a release from the police on April 25, shared on their Facebook page, they reveal that the two children, Angel May Fleury, 4, and Tristan Edward Fleury, 3, were both located safely and were put in the care of a family member. However, 33-year-old Robert Fleury, the children's father is still missing and the police reveal that he's now a suspect in a pedestrian hit and run collision.
On April 24, the same day that the children had been last seen, the police say that they were called to a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian. The incident happened on the Waywayseecappo First Nation around 11 PM that night.
Police responded to the call and found a 24-year-old woman who had been hit by a truck that fled the scene. The woman has been taken to the hospital where she is being treated for various injuries. Police have determined that Robert Fleury was the driver in that hit and run.
Now Fleury is facing several charges. They include:
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm
- Failure to Stop After Accident Resulting In Bodily Harm
- Impaired Operation Of A Motor Vehicle
- Assault with a Weapon
- Failure to Provide the Necessaries
- Uttering Threats Against a Person (3 counts)
- Failure to Comply with Probation Order
He is believed to be driving a white 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The license plate is KBZ 701. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers or the Manitoba First Nations Police.