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Wednesday , 18 May 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Elk Point RCMP arrest male for assaults

The RCMP in Elk Point has arrested a man for assaulting three people.

According to an RCMP release, “On Jan. 22, at approximately 2:10 a.m., the Elk Point RCMP were dispatched to a report of a male that had assaulted three people at a residence in Fishing Lake Metis Settlement.”

Police say the victims attempted to leave in a vehicle but got stuck a short distance away.

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

“The male is alleged to have then intimidated the victims while holding a firearm before walking off into a wooded area,” Cpl. Morgan said. “The Elk Point RCMP and Cold Lake RCMP attended the location, brought the victims to safety and set up containment of the area.”

The male was located within the residence by responding officers.  With assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Services and the RCMP Emergency Response Team, he was safely taken into custody on Jan. 22, shortly before 8:00 a.m.

Marlon Lacombe, 31, of Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, has been charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault (x2)
  • Utter threats
  • Theft
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Fail to comply with a release order (x2)

Lacombe remains in custody following judicial hearings; however, matters have been adjourned respecting his release. He is next scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Feb. 17, 2022.

As these matters are now before the court no further information can be provided.

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.