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Battlefords RCMP arrest wanted man and wanted woman

Battlefords RCMP has arrested Johnathan Christopher Swiftwolfe, who has been wanted since April.

Police say Swiftwolfe was arrested in a coordinated effort between the Battlefords RCMP, the North Battleford RCMP Gang Task Force, the North Battleford Municipal General Investigation Section, the Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team and other specialized support units.

On December 5th and 6th, The Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team and Battlefords RCMP officers went to several areas that Swiftwolfe could have been found. On December 6, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police officers located Jonathan Swiftwolfe driving an allegedly stolen vehicle with a female passenger on Highway 40, near Sweet Grass First Nation.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, which refused and took off speeding, with police following. Eventually, a tire deflation device was deployed, successfully stopping the vehicle at Table Mountain turnoff on Highway 40, east of Sweet Grass First Nation.

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From there, Johnathan Swiftwolfe and the female passenger, 24-year-old Cassandra Fox, were arrested. A search of the vehicle also allegedly found a loaded gun, within the driver’s reach.

In total, Jonathan Swiftwolfe is facing more than 35 Criminal Code charges from his arrest Sunday evening, along with previous warrants and outstanding charges. At the time, Fox was also wanted on Criminal Code warrants, including assault with a weapon and failure to comply with a release order.

Both suspects remain in police custody, and will until they appear in Battlefords Provincial Court on December 8, 2020.

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