Smoky Lake RCMP investigate theft and firearms complaint near Spedden, Alberta; “attempted to steal gas from a rural property when he was confronted”

Spedden, Alberta – On June 18, 2022, Smoky Lake RCMP received a report of a disturbance involving firearms on Highway 28 near Spedden.

Upon arrival, RCMP located two vehicles and detained both drivers. The investigation has determined that Jermaine Steinhauer attempted to steal gas from a rural property when he was confronted by the homeowner Earl Roger Flinn. During the confrontation, Flinn discharged a firearm.

There were no injuries to either men.

RCMP Vehicle
File Photo – RCMP Vehicle

As a result of an investigation into the incident RCMP have charged Jermaine Eugene Steinhauer (26) of Saddle lake with:

· Theft under $5000

· Possession of stolen property over $5000

· Possession of stolen property under $5000

· Flight from police

· Driving while prohibited

Steinhauer has been released from custody on conditions with his next court appearance set for July 14, 2022 at Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court.

RCMP have charged Earl Roger Flinn (55) of Vilna with:

· Possession of an unauthorized firearm

· Discharging a firearm with intent

· Possession of a dangerous weapon

· Careless use of a firearm

Flinn has been released from custody on conditions with his next court appearance set for July 14, 2022 at Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court.

Smoky Lake RCMP

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