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Bonnyville RCMP called to scene of axe fight, four face charges

Bonnyville RCMP have charged four individuals after responding to the scene of an unusual, and potentially deadly fight.

On Monday, March 14th, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Bonnyville RCMP received a 9-1-1 call reporting two males fighting with axes in Kehewin. Officers attended a residence and located a 31-year-old male resident of Kehewin in the basement. The man was wanted on outstanding warrants for Unlawfully at Large from Fort Saskatchewan, and was subsequently arrested without incident. At the time of arrest, Police noted the man had sustained several injuries. The other male involved in the incident had fled the scene but was later located by police at a nearby residence. The 35-year-old male Edmonton had suffered a head injury.

Upon further investigation, Police discovered that the two men had initially arrived at the crime scene in a stolen vehicle, accompanied by 2 women: an 18-year-old resident of St. Paul and a 35-year-old resident of Kehewin. Witnesses told police that both males involved had struck each other with axes and at one point the two females held down the 31-year-old male so that the other could axe him.

The females were located and also arrested by Bonnyville RCMP, and transported to the Detachment. After being treated for their injuries at the Bonnyville Health Centre and deemed fit for incarceration, the two male suspects were taken to the Detachment as well.

All parties face criminal charges:

  • The 35-year-old male who sustained injuries to the face remains in custody on charges of Assault with a Weapon, Assault, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Uttering Threats, Possession of Stolen Property, and four counts of Failing to Comply with Conditions. He is set to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court Tuesday, March 22nd;
  • the 31-year-old male, who sustained injuries to his back and arms, was on court compelling conditions for previous charges of Possession of Stolen Property and has a lengthy criminal record.  He was put before a Justice of the Peace for his outstanding warrant of Unlawfully at Large and received $500.00 cash bail.  It was determined by a Justice of the Peace that he should be released on court compelling documents with conditions to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Tuesday, April 19th for charges of Assault with a Weapon, Possession of Stolen Property, Mischief over $5000.00, and three counts Failing to Comply with Conditions;
  • the 35-year-old female was released on court compelling documents as well, with conditions for charges of Assault and Possession of Stolen Property. She is set to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Tuesday, April 26th; 
  • and the 18-year-old female was on court compelling conditions from previous charges of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Possession of Marijuana, Assault, and Failing to Comply with Conditions. She was brought before a Justice of the Peace for charges of Assault, Possession of Stolen Property, and four counts of Failing to Comply with Conditions. She has been remanded and is to appear before Bonnyville Provincial Court on Tuesday, March 22nd.
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