Boyle RCMP arrest male on outstanding warrant; “attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the vehicle when it fled into a field”

Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, Alberta – On June 22, 2022, Boyle RCMP observed a vehicle in Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement being operated by a male known to be wanted on an outstanding warrant. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the vehicle when it fled into a field, and both the wanted male and vehicle passenger abandoned the vehicle before fleeing on foot.

Boyle RCMP worked alongside officers from Eastern Albert District RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, RCMP Police Dog Services, and Smoky Lake RCMP to locate and arrest both suspects. While tracking both of the suspects through the rural terrain, which included a large swamp, Police Dog Services and responding officers located a rifle, which was seized in close proximity to where the suspects were arrested.

Chris Holhauser (37), of Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, was charged with the following:

Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized

Flight from police officer

Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order

Chris Holhauser was also arrested on his outstanding warrant for the following charges:

Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order (x2)

Careless use of a firearm

Failing to comply with release order

Holhauser was remanded into custody, and is scheduled to appear at St. Albert Provincial Court on June 27, 2022.

Chance Boudreau (31), of Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, was charged with the following:

Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized

Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order

Boudreau is pending release on cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Boyle Provincial Court on July 26, 2022.

“This was a great example of several detachments and specialized units within Eastern Alberta District working in consultation with one another to locate a known offender,” says Corporal Gavin Bergey, acting detachment commander of the Boyle RCMP. “We strive as a detachment to target prolific offenders and disrupt criminal activities.”

Boyle RCMP

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