Man facing numerous charges makes plea
A suspect arrested after an intense manhunt in Central Alberta earlier this year has been sentenced on some charges and pleaded not guilty to others.
Garnet Colby Mcinnes, 22, was arrested in Lacombe on May 28 by police seeking a suspect on numerous violent offences arising from a series of incidents earlier in the month, including a carjacking and two armed standoffs.
Represented by Calgary lawyer Allan Fay, Mcinnes appeared before Judge Ken Rostad in Red Deer provincial court on Friday via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre.
He pleaded guilty on Friday to one count each of assault, resisting arrest and breaching probation, arising from an incident at the Centex gas station in Eastview on May 3.
Accepting a joint submission by Fay and Crown prosecutor Jillian Brown, Rostad sentenced Mcinnes to seven months in jail, with credit for the three and a half months he has served since his arrest.
Mcinnes has asked to be tried by a provincial court judge on the charges that remain in connection with a series of allegations, dating back to mid-May.
Police allege that Mcinnes was involved in a kidnapping, robbery and police standoff in Red Deer on May 14, followed by a carjacking and assault near Blackfalds the following day. Further charges arise from allegations of assaults against two police officers on May 24 and a home invasion and robbery in Red Deer two days later.
Mcinnes will stand trial in Red Deer provincial court on numerous charges arising from those allegations, including assaulting police officers with a weapon, kidnapping with a weapon, extortion with a weapon, unlawful confinement, uttering threats, housebreaking, armed robbery, carjacking and numerous weapons offences.
Fay has also asked for a bail hearing to determine if Mcinnes can be released from custody on his most recent charges.