Ag­gra­vated as­sault charges af­ter home in­va­sion

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS - — Post­media News Ser­vices

two peo­ple are fac­ing a bevy of charges in­clud­ing ag­gra­vated as­sault and dan­ger­ous op­er­a­tion of a ve­hi­cle in con­nec­tion to an armed home in­va­sion east of ed­mon­ton late last week, po­lice said thurs­day.

Moun­ties re­sponded to a call re­gard­ing a home in­va­sion in the ru­ral Ve­gre­ville area around 4:45 a.m. on Oct. 8 and about 30 min­utes later, po­lice found the sus­pects’ ve­hi­cle in Strath­cona county.

Of­fi­cers at­tempted to per­form a traf­fic stop but when the ve­hi­cle failed to stop, po­lice used a tire de­fla­tion de­vice. the ve­hi­cle then rammed into two po­lice cars.

While at­tempt­ing to stop the ve­hi­cle, one of­fi­cer fired a gun, po­lice said. No one was in­jured.

al­berta’s po­lice watch­dog, the al­berta Se­ri­ous in­ci­dent re­sponse team, was no­ti­fied, but the rcMP will re­main the in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

Jes­sica Marie Gehman, 26, 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 $5,000, one count of pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty un­der $5,000, one count of fail­ure to stop or re­main, one count of re­sist/ ob­struct a peace of­fi­cer and one count of care­less use of a firearm.

John Pa­trick L’Hiron­delle, 51, of Ve­gre­ville, has been charged with one count of pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty over $5,000, one count of pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty un­der $5,000, one count of care­less use of a firearm, one count of re­sist/ ob­struct a peace of­fi­cer and one count of weapons pos­ses­sion con­trary to or­der.

Gehman and L’Hiron­delle were re­manded into cus­tody and are sched­uled to ap­pear in Sher­wood Park pro­vin­cial court on Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Ve­gre­ville rcMP are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ini­tial home in­va­sion com­plaint.

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