Vegreville Man Facing Charges Following RCMP Investigation

Strathcona RCMP have provided another update on a case from earlier this week ...


Mounties say they have arrested and charged two individuals involved in an aggravated assault and flight from police incident which happened in the early morning hours on Sunday, October 8th.
 
26 year old Jessica Marie Gehman of Camrose faces the following charges..
 
Two counts of aggravated assault, one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of flight from police, one count of possession of stolen property over $5000, one count of possession of stolen property under $5000, one count of failure to stop or remain, one count of resisting/obstructing a peace officer, and one count of careless use of a firearm.
 
51 year old John Patrick L'Hirondelle of Vegreville has been charged with..
 
One count of possession of stolen property over $5000, one count of possession of stolen property under $5000, one count of careless use of a firearm, one count of resisting/obstructing a peace officer, and one count of weapons possession contrary to order.
 
Both were remanded into custody and are slated to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Wednesday, October 25th.
 
Vegreville RCMP are still investigating the initial home invasion complaint.
 
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Strathcona County RCMP or call their local police detachment.

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Background..

 On Sunday, October 8th at about 4:45am it was reported to RCMP that suspects entered a home armed with weapons before fleeing the scene.  At approximately 5:15am, RCMP officers located the suspect's vehicle in Strathcona County and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle refused to stop but was disabled using a tire deflation device. The vehicle then rammed two police cars. During the course of this event an RCMP officer dischared their firearm. Two suspects were taken into custody by officers on scene. None of the suspects or officers were injured during this occurrence. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was notified and the RCMP will maintain carriage of the investigation.  At this time investigators believe there were only two suspects involved and they are no longer looking for a third individual.

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