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Red Deer RCMP look for suspect on warrant after home invasion with serious injury – Update – Arrest made

May 25, 2017 9:32 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have arrested 19 year old Jacob Conrad Courtemanche, who was wanted on warrants after a home invasion in Morrisroe on April 25 sent a man to hospital with serious injury to his hand.

RCMP on patrol in Riverside Meadows the afternoon of May 13 located a suspicious truck in an alley. On investigation, police determined the Dodge Ram had been stolen out of Red Deer earlier the same day. The male driver of the truck provided a false name to police but, on further investigation, was revealed to be Jacob Courtemanche, who was wanted on outstanding warrants for his role in the April 25 home invasion.

19 year old Jacob Conrad Courtemanche faces the following charges in relation to the home invasion:

  • Criminal Code 268(2) – Aggravated assault
  • Criminal Code 463/344 – Robbery
  • Criminal Code 267(a) – Assault with weapon

He faces the following additional charges as a result of his arrest on May 13:

  • Criminal Code 335 – Take motor vehicle without consent
  • Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer

Courtemanche will appear in court in Red Deer on May 29 at 9:30 am.

Red Deer RCMP continue to investigate the home invasion. If you have information about this crime, please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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

BACKGROUND:

April 28, 2017

Red Deer RCMP look for suspect on warrant after home invasion with serious injury

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are searching for 19 year old Jacob Conrad Courtemanche, who is wanted on a warrant regarding a targeted home invasion in the Morrisroe neighbourhood on April 25 that sent a 25 year old man to hospital with serious injury to his hand.

Shortly before 1 am on April 25, RCMP responded to a report of a man who was injured during a home invasion at a residence on Metcalf Avenue. Three men entered the home carrying a sword and a knife and demanded property from the occupants of the home. A 25 year old man was struck with the sword and sustained serious injury to his hand. EMS staff attended and took the victim to hospital for treatment.

At this point in the investigation, RCMP believe the intruders had targeted the residence. RCMP continue their work to determine the identities of the other two suspects.

Jacob Courtemanche is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 5’7” tall
  • 130 lbs
  • Brown hair
  • Hazel eyes

Citizens are advised not to approach Courtemanche if he is seen; instead, please contact Red Deer RCMP immediately at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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

 

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