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Red Deer RCMP arrest two males after road rage incident involving imitation firearm – Update – Charges laid

March 31, 2016 1:38 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – The adult male and male youth who were arrested February 25 after a road rage incident involving an imitation firearm have been formally charged; both made their first court appearances in Red Deer this week and will return to court in April.

26 year old Jeremy Wayne White of Innisfail has been charged with:

  • Criminal Code 264.1(1)(a) – Uttering threats 
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 267(a) – Assault with a weapon

White made his first court appearance in Red Deer on March 30 and will appear again in Alberta Provincial Court in Red Deer on April 20 at 9:30 am.

The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with:

  • Criminal Code 117.01(3) – Weapons possession contrary to order
  • Criminal Code 264.1(1)(a) – Uttering threats
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Criminal Code 267(a) – Assault with a weapon

He made his first appearance in court on March 31 and will appear again in Alberta Provincial Court in Red Deer on April 28 at 9:30 am.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

BACKGROUND:

February 25, 2016

Red Deer RCMP arrest two males after road rage incident involving imitation firearm

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP took an adult male and a male youth into custody this afternoon after a road rage incident in which the two males waved an imitation firearm at another driver then confronted him in the Bower neighbourhood.

RCMP received a report at approximately 1:30 pm that two males driving a grey Kia had waved what appeared to be a long barrel firearm at another driver. The males then confronted the driver in an alley that intersected Boyce Street, but no physical engagement occurred. The two suspects re-entered their car and were immediately intercepted by RCMP in the parking lot of the Bower Mall. RCMP executed a high risk arrest of the two males, which is standard procedure when there is any perceived risk to the safety of the public. The two were taken into custody without incident, and RCMP seized a replica BB gun. No one was injured in this incident.

Charges are pending and RCMP will issue an update with the name and charges against the adult male once those charges have been sworn before the courts. The identity of the youth will not be released in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

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