Sunday , 29 May 2022
Joshua Desjarlais (left) and Laine Soloway-Martial (right)

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

On Jan. 26, 2022, at approximately 5 a.m., Bonnyville RCMP responded to a report of an attempted carjacking with firearms by three males in Kehewin First Nations.

The two victims stopped and offered a male pedestrian a ride. The pedestrian accepted and asked to be dropped off at a nearby residence. Upon arriving at the residence two males approached the car with firearms and demanded the victims to get out of the vehicle. The pedestrian that was picked up also produced a firearm. When the victims refused a suspect fired a shot into the air at which point the victims got out of the car.

After a violent interaction the suspects fled the scene in a pickup truck and did not take the vicim’s vehicle. Police are not searching for the pickup truck.

Bonnyville RCMP have conducted an investigation and have obtained arrest warrants for two men. A youth has been arrested. His identity can not be released.

Laine Solway-Martial (23) and Joshua Lawrence Desjarlais (32), both of Elizabeth Metis Settlement, have been charged with:

  • assault
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • pointing a firearm
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • use firearm in commission of an offence
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • uttering threats

Laine Solway-Martial is further charged with robbery with a restricted or prohibited firearm and one additional criminal charge.

Joshua Lawrence Desjarlais is further charged with Robbery with a firearm, discharge firearm with intent (x2) and one additional criminal charge.

Laine Solway-Martial is described as:

  • 6’ tall
  • 160 lbs
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Medium skin tone
  • Prominent tattoo of a cross on his forehead

Joshua Desjarlais is described as:

  • 6’1” tall
  • 238 lbs
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Medium skin tone

Bonnyville RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to Solway’s and Desjarlais’ whereabouts. The public are cautioned not to approach these individuals, 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), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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