Saturday , 8 May 2021

Vermilion man faces assault, weapon charges after theft complaint

In the late afternoon hours of September 7, Vermilion RCMP received a report of an assault in relation to a stolen vehicle compliant.

The victim’s car had been stolen and when she confronted the suspect, she was assaulted.

Police say investigators were able to get a search warrant for the suspect’s home and subsequently recovered the stolen vehicle.

During the search warrant, the accused was found in possession of a sawed-off shotgun.

Andrew James Prill (age 34) of Vermilion is charged with the following offences:
– Assault
– Possession of stolen property X2
– Possession of a prohibited weapon
– Possession of weapon while prohibited

Prill was held to appear before a justice of the peace. He remains in custody to next appear in Provincial Court in St. Paul to speak to bail.

Police did not give a date for the court appearance.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. 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.