Mayerthorpe RCMP lay charges on two individuals for assaults on police and multiple counts of mischief; “the male suspect purposely coughed into an officer’s face”

Mayerthorpe, Alberta – On April 11, 2020, at 7 a.m., Mayerthorpe RCMP responded to a complaint where a suspect had been identified as having committed an attempted break and enter to a residence and mischief to several vehicles in the area of 46 avenue and 49 street in Mayerthorpe.

Mayerthorpe RCMP located the suspect a short time later and he was exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. During his arrest, the male suspect purposely coughed into an officer’s face. Mayerthorpe RCMP transported the suspect to hospital to be examined for a pre-existing injury, not related to his arrest, that police deemed in need of medical attention.

RCMP Vehicle
File Photo – RCMP Vehicle

While at the hospital, a female visited the suspect; however, became disruptive and had to be escorted out of the hospital, at which time she purposely coughed on one of the RCMP officers. A short time later, hospital staff reported the female was breaking into vehicles in the hospital parking lot. Mayerthorpe RCMP arrested the female and she resisted arrest. Once the suspect female was secured in the police vehicle, she caused extensive damage to the inside of the police vehicle. At the time of this incident, the female suspect was observed to be exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

The following charges have been laid against Jayden James Topley (20) of Lac Ste-Anne, Alta.:

• Assault on police officer

• Mischief under $5,000 (x4)

Following a judicial hearing, Topley was remanded into custody to appear in Stony Plain Provincial Court to speak to bail on April 15, 2020.

The following charges have been laid against Charlotte Gileen Mills (35) of Barrhead County, Alta.:

• Assault on police officer (x2)

• Resist arrest

• Mischief under $5,000

• Mischief over $5,000

Following a judicial hearing, Mills was released on $2,000 cash bail and a number of release conditions including house arrest. She is scheduled to appear in Mayerthorpe Provincial Court on June 25, 2020.

Mayerthorpe RCMP

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