Rocky View County, Alberta – On Jan. 26, 2021 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Airdrie Rural RCMP received a call of a theft of motor vehicle in progress. The homeowner reported that the suspect was still on the property in the stolen truck and he was stuck in the driveway.
As police were en-route, a neighbour arrived and approached the suspect. The suspect fired a shot at the property owner and neighbor, and the neighbour returned fire in self defence. Thankfully no one was injured during this exchange.
Airdrie RCMP along with the assistance of Cochrane and Red Deer RCMP set up containment and awaited the arrival of K Division Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services. After attempts to have the suspect comply with police demands to surrender, the Police Service Dog was deployed and the suspect taken into custody.
Blaine Elliot Manywounds (32 yrs old) of Calgary, Alta has been charged with 11 criminal code offences:
· Theft of motor vehicle
· Possession of a firearm while prohibited
· Obstruct/resist a police officer (x2)
· Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
· Failure to comply with release conditions (x2)
· Possession of stolen property under $5000
· Discharging firearm with intent
· Break and enter and theft
· Pointing a firearm
Manywounds has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Airdrie Provincial Court on Feb. 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play.
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