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Red Deer RCMP charge man with attempted murder after home invasion

December 4, 2017 10:15 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP executed a high-risk arrest on a man early Sunday morning after he broke into an Eastview home and assaulted the resident; the suspect is in court this morning on attempted murder charges.

In the early hours of December 3, RCMP responded to a 911 call after a woman woke up to find a man in her Eastview home. The suspect had broken in through the back door; he is alleged to have assaulted her repeatedly as she attempted to get him out of the house. During the struggle, she was able to call 911.

As police arrived on scene and surrounded the house, the suspect exited the residence and refused to obey police commands; RCMP executed a high-risk arrest and took him into custody.

The 53 year old victim was treated on scene by Red Deer EMS and taken to hospital for further treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Red Deer RCMP Victim Services has been engaged. The victim and the suspect are not known to each other.

30 year old Dustin Charles Lindsay faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Code 239(1)(b) – Attempted murder without firearm
  • Criminal Code 348(1)(b) – Breaking, entering and committing offence
  • Criminal Code 88(1) – Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

Lindsay makes his first court appearance in Red Deer this morning, December 4 at 9:30 am.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

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