High Prairie, Alberta – The High Prairie RCMP have arrested a male following an early morning car-jacking near Range Road 154 in Enilda, Alta, on Feb. 25, 2021.
At 12:39 a.m., on Feb. 25, 2021, RCMP were alerted to a car-jacking involving a firearm. The victim provided a male a ride and shortly after the male brandished an alleged firearm and told the victim to get out, fleeing in the vehicle. The victim did not sustain any injuries.
Police located the vehicle near Valleyview, Alta. and successfully deployed a tire deflation device. The vehicle travelled another 30 km before it came to a stop and the suspect attempted to flee on foot. Police apprehended the suspect without further incident.
Jonah Chad Sawan (25) of Slave Lake, Alta. has been charged with 21 charges including:
· Robbery (x2)
· Possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous
· Flight from police
· Dangerous operation motor vehicle
· Obstruction of a police officer
· Possession of a firearm while prohibited
· Fail to comply with conditions of release (x8)
· Possession of a controlled substance
Following a judicial hearing, Sawan was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in High Prairie Provincial Court on March 1, 2021.
If you have information about this investigation, please call the High Prairie RCMP at 780-523-3370. 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 Store.
High Prairie RCMP
Western Alberta District RCMP
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