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Saturday , 28 May 2022
Joshua Desjarlais (left) and Laine Soloway-Martial (right)

Bonnyville RCMP charge three for attempted car jacking; one arrested, two wanted – Update Desjarlais arrested

Police have located and arrested a man wanted on outstanding warrants.

According to an RCMP news release, “On Jan. 31, at about 2:15 p.m., the Bonnyville RCMP with the assistance of Cold Lake RCMP, Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit and RCMP Police Dog Services have located and arrested Joshua Lawrence Desjarlais, 32, on his outstanding warrants.

Desjarlais was located at a residence on Elizabeth Metis Settlement.

Cpl. Shawn Morgan is a Media Relations Officer with the Eastern Alberta RCMP.

“A loaded firearm was also recovered which is believed to have been used by Desjarlais during the commission of the offences,” Cpl. Shawn Morgan said. “No one was physically harmed during the arrest.”

Desjarlais has been remanded in custody following a Judicial Hearing. He is scheduled to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Feb. 10, 2022.

The Bonnyville RCMP are still seeking Laine Solway-Martial, 23, of Elizabeth Metis Settlement and are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to Solway’s whereabouts.

The public are cautioned not to approach Solway-Martial, but to contact the Bonnyville RCMP at 780-826-3358, 911 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.