Two Wanted Offenders Arrested Near Edson


December 28, 2018 at 11:08 am - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

The Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit apprehended two wanted offenders on the outskirts of Edson last week.

On December 21st the EADRCRU, with assistance from the Edmonton Police Service, spotted the offenders at a hotel in Edmonton and pursued them on Highway 16 westbound.

The truck the wanted males were driving was eventually stopped with a spike belt just east of Edson with the assistance of Traffic Services and the Evansburg and Edson Detachments.

The wanted males tried evading police by driving off of Highway 16 onto service roads. The vehicle was then boxed-in and the males were arrested without incident.

45-year-old Byron Hunter of Saddle Lake and 46-year-old Tyson Hunter of Saddle Lake are both facing multiple Criminal Code charges in connection to break and enters from St. Paul, Bonnyville, and Desmarais.

The charges include break and enter, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, disguise while committing a crime, possession of property obtained by crime, and arson.

Additional charges are now pending from the police chase.

Both remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on January 3rd, 2019.





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