Maskwacis, Alberta – On Thursday, February 24 2022, Maskwacis RCMP were dispatched to assist EMS with a male suffering from injuries sustained from a serious assault. Police would learn that the victim attended a residence known to him, was attacked and held against his will. After a period of time, the victim was able to escape to safety. The victim was assessed by EMS on scene and transported to a local area hospital.
Investigators from the Maskwacis General Investigative Section (GIS), along with assistance from Maskwacis General Duty Members identified the three persons responsible for the attack.
Connor Saddleback a 27-year-old male, from the Montana First Nation, along with Just Simon a 33-year-old male, and Austin Bull a 31-year-old male both from the Samson Cree Nation were charged with the following criminal code offences:
· Attempted Murder
· Forcible Confinement
· Uttering Threats
All three were held for a bail hearing, and remanded into custody. Bull is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court, on Tuesday, March 22 2022. Saddleback and Simon are also scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin on Thursday, March 31 2022.
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