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Tuesday , 29 September 2020

Vermilion RCMP charge 22-year-old after police chase

A 22-year-old from Vermilion is facing six charges after a police chase.

Vermilion RCMP responded to a call on Wednesday finding a man, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, that appeared to be asleep at the wheel.

While trying to complete the arrest, an officer was trapped in the driver’s door when the male tried to escape. The man ended up driving away and was trailed by police until the vehicle got stuck in a wetland marsh.

The man then tried to escape on foot and was eventually found by a police dog service team.

The police officer did not suffer serious injury and the suspect was treated and released from a local hospital after suffering a dog bite wound.

Vermilion RCMP was assisted by Kitscoty RCMP, Wainwright RCMP, the Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Team and Police Dog Services from Cold Lake and Lloydminster during the investigation.

Murray Mackenzie Young  of Vermilion is facing six charges including:

  • Assault on police officer with a weapon
  • Flight from Police
  • Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
  • Resist arrest
  • Operate motor vehicle while prohibited
  • Possession of property obtained by crime

At the time of the arrest, Young was wanted for 23 property and firearm-related offences.

He remains in custody and will next appear in court on August 17th at the Vermilion Provincial Court.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.