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.

More Local News

Jennifer Parlee wins Ride the Ram!

Jennifer Parlee had a day she'll never forget.

Teenager charged after starting field fire

A teenager is facing charges after a large field fire.

Strathcona County launches "innovative" new way to reach out to residents

Strathcona County has announced the launch of a new online research panel aimed at collecting more up-to-date and accurate information about residents’ needs.

Frost advisory for Fort Saskatchewan area

There's a frost advisory for the region.

Cannabis companies eyeing up the Fort

The Fort could become a popular destination for pot shops.

Pharmacists set to immunize thousands as flu season approaches

According to the provincial government, Alberta's pharmacists gave flu shots to more than 610,000 people during the 2017-18 influenza season.

Man found dead in rural Strathcona County

Police could use some help solving a death investigation.

First responders putting emergency plan to the test

Fort Saskatchewan residents might notice a few more emergency vehicles and responders around the city on Tuesday.

"Everyone's been there": Local writing group looking for new voices

The Fort Saskatchewan writers’ group is looking for some new members.

Loaded gun, drugs seized in Fort Saskatchewan traffic stop

A late-night traffic stop led to a drug and weapons bust.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login