Edmonton homicide suspect arrested in B.C. after throwing rocks at moving vehicles: RCMP
EDMONTON -- A man wanted in connection to a homicide in Edmonton more than five years ago was arrested in British Columbia after RCMP caught him throwing rocks at moving vehicles.
The Edmonton Police Service issued a Canada-wide second-degree murder warrant for Richard Joseph Lacarte after Demetrios Karahalios was found dead in an Oliver apartment on March 8, 2014.
A year after the murder, Edmonton police, who said Lacarte lived a "drifter lifestyle," asked for the public's help to find him once again.
On Feb. 20, 2020, police in Ridge Meadows received multiple reports of a man throwing rocks at moving vehicles on the Golden Ears Bridge.
An RCMP officer responded but rush hour traffic made it difficult to approach the man, police said.
The man who was throwing rocks then began to walk in the middle of moving traffic, so the police officer ran onto the road, pushed him to safety and arrested him, RCMP said.
The man was identified as Lacarte. EPS says he had been living in B.C. under an alias.
Lacarte was taken into custody and moved to Edmonton.
On Thursday, EPS confirmed it had charged him with second-degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon.