Morley, Alberta – On March 31, 2020, at 1 a.m., Cochrane RCMP received a complaint that a firearm had been discharged at a residence near Morley. Upon police arrival, a vehicle, later determined to have been stolen, was fleeing the residence and was used to ram a police cruiser. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and taken into police custody.
Tylane Edward Hunter (27) of Morley is charged with the following:
• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
• Flight from police
• Assault with a weapon on a police officer
• Driving while prohibited
• Driving without insurance (Traffic Safety Act)
As a result of further investigation, Cochrane RCMP have arrested and charged Andrew Leigh Pooreagle (33) of Morley with multiple offences including:
• Assault with a weapon
• Uttering threats
• Breaking and entering
• Possession of a restricted firearm
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
• Fail to comply with a firearms prohibition order
• Unauthorized possession of a firearm in an unauthorized place
• Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
• Possession of a weapon obtained by commission of an offence
• Discharging a firearm with intent
Following judicial hearings, both Hunter and Pooreagle were remanded into custody for Cochrane Provincial Court on April 7, 2020.
There were no injuries sustained as a result of the discharge of the firearm and the police officer in the police vehicle that was rammed was not injured. The investigation into the circumstances of this incident continues.
If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 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 (http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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