Male charged after attempting to disarm police officer during arrest

Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan – On August 8, 2022, investigators from Waskesiu/Montreal Lake RCMP received a report of unwanted individuals in a residence on Montreal Lake Cree Nation.

Investigation determined there were a female and a male inside, both on court-ordered conditions not to be in Montreal Lake. The female was also wanted on a warrant for possession for the purpose of trafficking (methamphetamine) from Waskesiu/Montreal Lake RCMP.

Police officers approached the residence and the female exited and was arrested without incident at approximately 2 p.m. The male remained inside and officers heard a gunshot from within the residence.

Saskatchewan RCMP’s Critical Incident Response Team was called to assist and attempted to have the individual exit the residence for several hours. He was observed to have a firearm and a knife in his possession.

At approximately 10 p.m., the male exited the residence. He assaulted and attempted to disarm a police officer while he was being arrested. The officer was not seriously injured.

As a result, William Henderson, 34, of Montreal Lake is charged with:

1 count, disarming a police officer, Section 270.1(1), Criminal Code

1 count, assault on police officer, Section 270(2), Criminal Code

1 count, resist/obstruct peace officer, Section 129(a), Criminal Code

10 counts, weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization, Section 117.01(3), Criminal Code

3 counts, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2), Criminal Code

1 count, fail to comply with probation order, Section 733.1(1), Criminal Code

1 count, mischief over $5,000 – damage to property, Section 430(3), Criminal Code

1 count, careless use of a firearm, Section 86(1), Criminal Code

1 count, discharge firearm while being reckless, Section 244.2(3), Criminal Code

2 counts, possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon knowing possession is unauthorized, Section 92(3)(a), Criminal Code

1 count, possession of a restricted weapon/prohibited weapon with ammunition without license, Section 95(2), Criminal Code

1 count, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, Section 85(2), Criminal Code.

He will appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on August 11, 2022.

Also as a result of this investigation, Lacey Bird, 33, of Montreal Lake is charged with:

1 count, fail to comply with release order, Section 145(5)(a), Criminal Code

She was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from Waskesiu/Montreal Lake RCMP. She was scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on August 12, 2022.

Waskesiu/Montreal Lake RCMP

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