BUFFALO LAKE - A 31-year-old man has been charged with several offences following an incident in Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement that unfolded over two days.
On Jan. 18, Boyle RCMP responded to a call regarding a man who was “armed and barricaded in a residence in Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement following an assault at that property,” according to police.
When RCMP arrived at the property, investigators learned the man had fled and was not located.
The next day at about 2 p.m., Boyle RCMP leared the man had returned to the property.
"The location was immediately contained by police. Members of the Boyle RCMP, RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT), RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS), and RCMP Air Services attended the location to provide assistance,” according to Boyle RCMP.
At about 8 p.m., RCMP ERT members entered the residence and arrested the man.
William Curtis White, 31, a resident of Kikino Métis Settlement, was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants from several jurisdictions for charges that included forcible confinement, uttering threats, assault and mischief.
In addition to his outstanding warrants, White was also charged with assault, assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and more.
White was remanded into custody following a Judicial Interim Release hearing and is scheduled to appear at Boyle Provincial Court on Jan. 24.
“Boyle RCMP would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation during this operation, which included a significant police presence and traffic delays on Highway 855 near Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement,” reads a statement from police.