Ponoka, Albert – On Nov. 5 at 9:25 p.m., the Ponoka RCMP and EMS responded to a 911 call of an injured female at a residential complex in Ponoka. Chantelle Firingstoney (26) of Ponoka, Alta. was located deceased. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit took take carriage of the investigation.
An autopsy was completed by the Medical Examiner’s Office and the death was ruled a homicide.
Ryan Applegarth (28) of Ponoka, Alta.was taken into custody by responding members. He has been charged with second degree murder. His first appearance is scheduled for Nov. 13, 2020 at Ponoka Provincial Court.
It is not believed that there is any continuing public safety concern. This is believed to be an isolated incident.
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