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Edson man facing multiple charges relating to several investigations

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May 21, 2020 at 12:49 pm - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

RCMP in Edson have arrested and charged a 22-year-old male in relation to four separate investigations.

On May 7th at approximately 7 am, police received a complaint of suspicious males possibly breaking into a seacan container belonging to a business in the area of 47 Street and 3 Avenue in Edson.

Edson RCMP detained two males located in the area and arrested the 22-year-old.

A search was conducted that resulted in the seizure of a quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine, airsoft pistol, bear spray, machete, a stolen driver’s license, and other stolen identification cards and stolen vehicle keys.

The stolen items are related to a theft of two motor vehicles that occurred in the Edson area on April 20th and April 29th.

As a result of further investigation, police then linked the suspect to additional stolen property, a theft of a motor vehicle, and flight from police that occurred in the Edson area on April 21st and 29th.

James Elias Flynn (22) of Edson is facing a string of charges in the four investigations, including:
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (x3)
• Possession of stolen property exceeding $5,000 (x2)
• Possession, without lawful excuse, of identity documents that relate to another person
• Possession of a controlled substance (x4) (methamphetamine, oxycodone pills, cocaine)
• Flight from peace officer (x2)
• Possession of stolen property not exceeding $5,000 (x14)
• Possession of break-in instruments
• Theft of motor vehicle

Following a judicial hearing, Flynn was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on May 25th.

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