Fort McMurray, Alberta – On November 2nd, 2017, at approximately 10:46 p.m., Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a 911 call for uttering threats at a residence in Fort McKay, Alberta. The RCMP located a 37 year old female, and a 33 year old male, who feared for their lives. The 33 year old male had sustained extensive injuries, and is currently in the hospital in a coma. The 37 year old female did not report any injuries to police.
RCMP investigation has determined Lenny WHITFORD, and Percy WHITFORD are responsible for the above incident.
A Warrant For Arrest has been issued for Lenny Walter WHITFORD, a 37 year old male, of Fort McKay, Alberta. The Warrant has been issued for the following offences, Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Overcoming Resistance to the Commission of an Indictable Offence, and Uttering Threats Against a Person.
Percy WHITFORD, a 38 year old, of Fort McKay, Alberta was arrested and has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Overcoming Resistance to the Commission of an Indictable Offence, Uttering Threats Against a Person, and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. Percy WHITFORD was remanded into custody after a hearing and is set to appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on November 20, 2017.
The investigation continues in relation to this incident.
The Wood Buffalo RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding this matter to contact them at 780-788-4000 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.
The police would like to thank the public for their assistance in solving crimes in the Wood Buffalo region.
Wood Buffalo RCMP
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