On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Maskwacis RCMP were dispatched to assist EMS with a male suffering from injuries sustained from a serious assault. Police would learn that the victim attended a residence known to him, was attacked, and held against his will. After a period of time, the victim was able to escape to safety. The victim was assessed by EMS on scene and transported to a local area hospital.
Investigators from the Maskwacis General Investigative Section (GIS), along with assistance from Maskwacis General Duty Members identified the three persons responsible for the attack.
A 27-year-old male from the Montana First Nation, Alta., a 33-year-old male, and a 31-year-old male both from the Samson Cree Nation, Alta. were charged with the following criminal code offences:
- Attempted Murder
- Forcible Confinement
- Uttering Threats
All three were held for a bail hearing, and remanded into custody. The 27-year-old male is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court, on Tuesday, March 22 2022. The 33-year-old male and the 31-year-old male are also scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin on Thursday, March 31 2022.