Maskwacis Alberta – On Tuesday, Jan. 19 2021 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Maskwacis RCMP were dispatched to the Cree Nation community of Pigeon Lake, Alta. after learning an adult female had been abducted from a residence. Police searched throughout the night for the suspect vehicle, and in the early morning hours were dispatched to a commercial business after a witness located a female with life threatening injuries. Police and EMS responded to the area immediately, and confirmed the female was the abducted victim from earlier in the evening. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment; she remains in serious condition.
At approximately 8:00 a.m., Maskwacis RCMP located and were able to stop the suspect vehicle. The suspect fled into a wooded area and was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. At this time Maskwacis General Investigative Section (GIS), along with assistance from Red Deer Forensic Identification Services (FIS), are continuing the investigation.
As a result, Lionel Twins a sixty-year-old male from the Louis Bull First Nation was charged with the following:
Kidnapping without a firearm
Flight from police
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
Twins was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Thursday, January 28th 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
As this matter is now before the courts and the investigation is still ongoing, no further information will be provided at this time.
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