Ponoka RCMP lay charges after 41-year-old female seriously assaulted

Ponoka Alberta – On January 19, 2022, Ponoka RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of a serious assault on 47 street in Ponoka. Upon arrival, RCMP spoke to the 41-year-old victim who had significant trauma to her face and body. As a result of the initial investigation, RCMP arrested 4 individuals all of which were known to the victim.

Janessa Buffalo (26) of Ponoka , Katrina Saddleback(29) of Ponoka, Zared Buffalo (22) of Ponoka, and Darnell Deschamps (19) of Maskwacis have been charged with;

· Aggravated Assault

Assault - Serious - File Photo
Assault – Serious – File Photo

Additionally, Zared Buffalo was charged with:

· Fail to comply with release order

All have been released with conditions and to appear at the Provincial Court in Ponoka on Feb. 11, 2022.

In spite of this vicious assault, persons crimes are down 15% in Ponoka over the last year, “ said Staff Sergeant Christopher Smiley of the Ponoka RCMP, “ In instances where individuals are released with conditions pending their court appearance, our members will continue to robustly monitor the accuseds to promote compliance with those conditions and to reduce crime.”

Ponoka RCMP

RCMP Central Alberta District

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