Strathcona County RCMP have laid charges following the October 8 aggravated assault in Ardrossan.
Two people have been charged after an early morning home invasion and police chase that saw an officer fire their weapon.
On October 8, RCMP responded to a call about a home invasion in the rural Vegreville area. Later, Strathcona County RCMP located the suspect's vehicle and tried to stop it. They used a tire deflation device after the vehicle refused to stop, which then rammed two RCMP cruisers. At some point, an officer fired their weapon.
26 year-old Jessica Gehman of Camrose has been charged with:
- Two counts of aggravated assault.
- One count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
- Two counts of flight from police.
- One count of possession of stolen property over $5000.
- One count of possession of stolen property under $5000.
- One count of failure to stop or remain.
- One count of resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
- One count of careless use of a firearm.
51 year-old John L'hirondelle of Vegreville has been charged with:
- One count of possession of stolen property over $5000.
- One count of possession of stolen property under $5000.
- One count of careless use of a firearm.
- One count of resist/obstruct a peace officer.
- One count of weapons possession contrary to order.
Both are scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on October 25.
Police are still investigating the initial home invasion complaint.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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