On June 18, Smoky Lake RCMP received a report of a disturbance involving firearms on Highway 28 near Spedden.
On Tuesday, RCMP released information on the case. When arriving on the scene near Spedden, RCMP located two vehicles and detained both drivers.
The investigation has determined that Jermaine Steinhauer attempted to steal gas from a rural property when he was confronted by the homeowner Earl Roger Flinn, police said.
During the confrontation, Flinn discharged a firearm. There were no injuries to either men, police said.
As a result of an investigation into the incident RCMP have charged Jermaine Eugene Steinhauer, 26, of Saddle Lake with theft under $5000, possession of stolen property over and under $5000, flight from police, and driving while prohibited.
Steinhauer has been released from custody on conditions with his next court appearance set for July 14 at Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court.
RCMP have charged homeowner Earl Roger Flinn, 55, of Vilna with possession of an unauthorized firearm, discharging a firearm with intent, possession of a dangerous weapon, and careless use of a firearm.
Flinn has been released from custody on conditions with his next court appearance set for July 14 at Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court.