RCMP arrest man in connection to standoff in Red Deer
RCMP from Red Deer and Calgary blocked off Halman Crescent in Red Deer Tuesday, May 14, after a number of people believed to be armed, barricaded themselves in a home there.
Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:07PM MDT
Central Alberta police have found and arrested a man who was wanted in connection to a mid-May standoff in Red Deer.
On Tuesday, Red Deer RCMP said Garnet Colby McInnes, 22, had been arrested and was facing 18 charges stemming from an hours-long standoff with police on May 14.
McInnes was arrested May 27 after RCMP received a tip that he was in Red Deer, and headed to Lacombe.
He is facing a variety of charges ranging from breach of probation, to robbery and extortion with a firearm, kidnapping while using a firearm and uttering threats.
The charges stem from a mid-May standoff that saw police descend on a home in the area of Halman Crescent in Red Deer.
Police said the incident began at about 2 a.m. on May 14, with reports of an armed robbery outside of an apartment building on Parke Avenue – police then followed the alleged suspects to the home on Halman Crescent.
A number of residents living near the home were evacuated while police tried to contact the people inside the home.
Hours later, the situation ended, and a number of people came out of the home unhurt.
The next day, police charged David James Kertesz, 27, of no fixed address, in connection with the standoff – he is also facing a number of kidnapping, robberies, extortion and firearms related charges.
A week after Kertesz was arrested, police issued arrest warrants for McInnes on the 18 charges.