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Wanted suspect Bradley Duff finally in police custody

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July 2, 2020 at 3:37 pm - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

After being wanted for 23 days and eluding police across multiple jurisdictions, including Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe, Barrhead, and High Prairie, Bradley Duff is finally in police custody in Grande Prairie.

On July 1, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., Grande Prairie RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter to a rural business located east of Grande Prairie.

While the RCMP were responding to that location, further complaints were received of a male causing damage to the business and allegedly assaulting the complainant, then the suspect fled on foot.

When police arrived they attempted to contain the suspect to an area; however, the suspect stole a Jeep and left towards the city of Grande Prairie. For reasons of public safety, no pursuit was initiated.

Grande Prairie RCMP received complaints from the public of a Jeep being driven erratically within the city of Grande Prairie. The Jeep was reported to have allegedly driven into a business, rammed a parked vehicle twice, and was involved in a hit and run collision with a single-vehicle before being observed heading westbound leaving Grande Prairie towards Beaverlodge.

While in the Beaverlodge area, Beaverlodge RCMP located the stolen Jeep and after the vehicle entered the town of Beaverlodge, attempts were made to contain the Jeep. The stolen Jeep allegedly was used to cause further damage within Beaverlodge before fleeing on Highway 43 eastbound. Beaverlodge RCMP followed the stolen jeep and a tire deflation device was successfully deployed, stopping the stolen Jeep. The suspect fled on foot a short distance before being arrested.

The suspect in this incident was identified as 35-year-old Bradley Duff, wanted on several warrants of arrest as far back as May 2020.

As a result of the above-noted incidents, Bradley Duff is facing the following charges:
·         Flight from police (x2)
·         Resist a peace officer
·         Assault
·         Operate a conveyance in a manner that was dangerous to the public
·         Operate a conveyance while prohibited from doing so
·         Possession of stolen property under $5,000 (x2)
·         Possession of stolen property over $5,000

Following a judicial hearing, Duff did not speak to bail and was remanded into custody to attend court on August 5, 2020, in Grande Prairie Provincial Court.

In addition to the above new charges, Duff is also facing previous charges of:
· Break and enter to a residence
· Dangerous operation of a conveyance (x2)
· Flight from police
· Assault

The RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for assistance as tips and calls with information regarding suspicious persons have been invaluable in assisting police in locating and apprehending Duff.

35-year-old Bradley Duff is now in police custody.

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