Drumheller, Alberta – On Aug. 23, 2022, Drumheller RCMP were called to a rural property north of Carbon where a male suspect cut the locks on a gate and gained access to the property. The owners of the property located the suspect and in an attempt to escape, he attempted to run them off the road with his stolen truck. The suspect was identified as Tyree Ewing, a resident of Three Hills, Alta.
At approximately 2 a.m., Drumheller RCMP located Ewing and attempted a traffic stop. Ewing fled from police at a high rate of speed. During the night, Ewing stole three more vehicles. In another attempt to apprehend him, Ewing rammed a police vehicle which was being driven by a Police Dog Service (PDS) member. The PDS member sustained minor injuries from the collision. Later, Ewing drove at a member of the Three Hills RCMP at a high rate of speed before fleeing towards the Stettler area.
Police continued to track Ewing into the early morning hours with assistance from the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction (CRU) Team, K Division Emergency Response Team (ERT), Police Dog Service (PDS) and K Division Air Services. On Aug. 24, 2022, at approximately 12 p.m., officers entered a residence and Ewing was taken into custody.
Tyree Ewing (23) has been charged with the following offences:
· Break and enter
· Assault with a weapon x 2
· Fail to comply with probation x 2
· Fail to comply with release order x 4
· Possession of property obtained by crime x 3
· Flight from police
· Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle x 2
· Theft of motor vehicle x 4
· Assaulting a police officer with a weapon x2
Following a judicial hearing, Ewing has been remanded into custody and will appear in Drumheller Provincial court on Aug. 26, 2022.
Three Hills RCMP, Drumheller RCMP and the Stettler RCMP remain fully committed in building safer communities by working in partnership with our community as well as through investigative and enforcement efforts to achieve this goal.
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