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Charges laid against man and woman arrested near Eastview Middle School

Charges have been laid against a recently arrested Red Deer man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and the Penhold woman who is accused of harbouring him.

Seven new charges have been laid against a Steve Lagace, 29, after skipping out on his parole last week. He was arrested without incident on Monday at about 3 p.m. near Eastview Middle School. Also arrested at the scene was Jessica Lynn Masyk, 25.

Lagace has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count each of possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, failing to stop for a peace officer, possession of a prohibited weapon and theft over $5,000.

Red Deer RCMP said Lagace was arrested in a stolen vehicle after containment was set up on 39th Street, blocking it off at 40th and 30th Avenues.

Lagace was convicted of about 40 charges and sentenced to five years in jail in 2009.

He has been remanded into custody and was to appear in Red Deer Provincial court Wednesday morning.

Masyk has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of breach of conditions and one count each of possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and harbouring a fugitive.

She has been released from custody on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on July 8.

Masyk also faces charges in relation to the hit and run death of a teen west of Penhold.

Trystan Sorensen, 18, of Penhold was longboarding with a friend on May 20 at about 10:30 p.m. when he was hit by a vehicle about five km west of Penhold on Hwy 592. Masyk faces charges of failing to remain at the scene of a collision, public mischief and driving while unauthorized.

The vehicle was reported stolen and later found burned in a farmer’s field east of Innisfail.

Masyk is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Friday on the charges relating to the death of Sorensen.

 
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