Man described as ‘gang-involved’ charged again

Russell Mayhew faces new charges after an arrest by the Abbotsford Police's emergency response team

Russell Mayhew

Russell Mayhew

An Abbotsford man who just last spring was sentenced to 10 months in jail for dealing drugs is back behind bars.

Russell Mayhew was arrested recently by the Abbotsford Police Department’s emergency response team in the 2000 block of Sandalwood Crescent in connection to an Aug. 16th break-in.

“We were actively looking for him,” said Const. Ian MacDonald.

Police initially thought they might be dealing with a “barricade situation,” but Mayhew later surrendered, MacDonald said.

Mayhew, who was described as “gang-involved” by police in 2012, has been charged with breaking and entering, uttering threats and mischief. He is also charged with two counts of assault and two counts of breaching an undertaking.

He was on bail after being charged in June with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon without a licence.

Mayhew is “very well known” to police, MacDonald said. He was arrested three times in a five-month span in 2012.

Mayhew currently remains in custody and is due back in Abbotsford provincial court on Sept. 10 for a bail hearing.