Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit charge two males with murder

Montana First Nation, Alberta – On July 24, 2022, at 6:10 p.m., Maskwacis RCMP were dispatched to a report of an assault with a weapon at a residence in the Montana First Nation. The investigation determined that two suspects entered a residence and assaulted the victim, Mason Skylar Currie (20), a resident of Maskwacis, Alta. Mason Currie died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the attack.

As the suspects fled, they came across a bystander who was calling 911 and assaulted him. This victim, a 56 year old resident of Maskwacis, Alta., was brought to a local hospital by EMS, where he was treated for his injuries and released.

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A short time later, Maskwacis RCMP, with assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services, and RCMP Emergency Response Team, located and arrested the two suspects. Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit took over carriage of the investigation

Cole Gerald Cattleman (25) and Chaz Joseph Cattleman (22), both residents of Maskwacis, Alta., were charged with one count each of second degree murder and aggravated assault. Chaz Joseph Cattleman was also unlawfully at large from parole. After a Judicial Interim Release hearing, the matter was held over until this morning, July 26, 2022, in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court.

Anyone with information on this incident who has not yet spoken with police are asked to please contact Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-3767 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Maskwacis RCMP

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