FORT KENT – On Tuesday around 6 p.m., the Alberta Sheriffs caught up with a suspect that had fled from them in a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop earlier that evening.
According to a statement released by the Bonnyville RCMP, “The driver of the stolen vehicle had gotten stuck while trying to get away.”
The Sheriffs pursuing the vehicle had called the Bonnyville RCMP detachment for assistance.
Police say several loaded firearms were also found to be in man’s possession. A 30-year-old man from Lamont County was arrested in relation to the incident.
The man is facing several charges, including eight different firearms offences, three counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, flight from police, five counts of disobeying a court order and two counts of destroying a VIN number on a motor vehicle.
The 30-year-old was brought before a Justice of the Peace for a bail hearing.
The man was released to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Dec. 7, “despite the multitude of charges, including disobeying a court order,” noted Bonnyville RCMP.
Occurring near the intersection of 50 St. and 48 Ave. Fort Kent resident Sammantha Cardwell who witnessed Tuesday’s event from her window, told Lakeland This Week, she was unaware of what was going on, but was startled when she saw roughly 10 RCMP vehicles and later a tow truck arrived outside her home.
Eventually, Cardwell watched as a trailer and later a truck was pulled out of the nearby field.