The search continues for an armed and dangerous suspect who police were searching for in the Lac La Biche area over the past 48 hours.
Police did not locate him in the area of Range Road 162 and Township Road 670 south of Plamondon and he remains at large, RCMP said in a press release late Thursday afternoon.
Darren Larose is wanted for attempted murder stemming from an incident that occurred in Caslan, roughly half an hour away, on Oct. 26, where it is alleged a firearm was used in a robbery at a residence.
During this recent incident, on Monday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m., a truck suspected to be transporting Larose was located and a pursuit was initiated by police in the Heart Lake area.
RCMP said a tire deflation device was utilized and the truck stopped near Range Road 162 and Township Road 670. All but one occupant fled the scene.
Three other suspects were arrested a short time later in the area.
Police seized three firearms, ammunition, a machete, and drugs believed to be methamphetamine from inside the truck. The truck was reported stolen from the Bonnyville area a few days prior.
Clayton Huppie (37) of Lac La Biche was charged with 11 offences, some of which include:
- Operation while prohibited
- Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine
He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Lac La Biche Provincial Court on Nov. 16, 2020. The others arrested were released by police.
Darren Larose (35) of Caslan, Alta., remains at large and is described as:
- 5’11, approximately 200 lbs
- Black braided hair and brown eyes
- Tattoo under right eye
- Wearing dark pants and a sweater
Darren Larose should not be approached as he is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone that may know his whereabouts is asked to contact Lac La Biche RCMP at 780-623-4380 or your local police.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.