Bonnyville RCMP investigate armed robbery and carjacking

Five people arrested following after armed robbery & carjacking of taxi cab

On Jan. 20, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Bonnyville RCMP responded to a call of an armed robbery and carjacking near Highway 41. A cab driver was transporting two men from St. Paul to Kehewin Cree Nation when they demanded he pull over. After pulling over the suspects demanded money and started to assault the victim. The victim was stabbed in the leg with a knife during the altercation and suffered cuts to his hands but was able to flee from the vehicle. The suspects then stole the vehicle leaving the victim stranded on the road. The victim who suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries was taken to hospital by a passing citizen.

 

Members from Cold Lake, Elk Point, St. Paul, and Police Dog Services (PDS) assisted in patrolling the area. The stolen vehicle was abandoned in a field on the Kehewin Cree Nation.

A search warrant was executed at two separate residences on Kehewin Cree Nation and both suspects from the armed robbery and carjacking were arrested without incident.

Jayden Gilbert John, a 22-year-old from Kehewin Cree Nation has been charged with 13 offences:

  • Sect. 344 – Criminal Code – Armed Robbery
  • Sect. 268(2) – Criminal Code – Aggravated Assault
  • Sect. 88 – Criminal Code – Possession of weapon for dangerous purposes
  • Sect. 249.1(1) – Criminal Code – Operation of motor vehicle while being pursued by police
  • Sect. 249(1)(a) – Criminal Code – Dangerous operation of Motor Vehicle
  • Sect. 430(3) – Criminal Code – Mischief Over $5,000
  • Sect. 4(1) – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) – Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Sect. 145(5.1) – Criminal Code – Fail to comply with undertaking (X5)
  • Sect. 51(a) – Traffic Safety Act – Operate MV without subsisting driver’s license

Stacey Dustin Moosepayo, a 33-year-old from Kehewin Cree Nation has been charged with six offences:

  • Sect. 344 – Criminal Code – Armed Robbery
  • Sect. 268(2) – Criminal Code – Aggravated Assault
  • Sect. 88 – Criminal Code – Possession of weapon for dangerous purposes
  • Sect. 430(3) – Criminal Code – Mischief Over $5,000
  • Sect. 145(5.1) – Criminal Code – Fail to comply with undertaking
  • Sect. 145(3) – Criminal Code – Fail to comply with recognizance

Both were remanded into custody and will appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Jan. 24, 2017.

Three suspects were also taken into custody during the execution of warrants for possession of stolen property. The suspect’s names cannot be released at this time pending swearing of Information’s.

As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be made available.