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Court Report

Murder suspect had history of violence

Police are looking for a second suspect in a recent stabbing death, but the one facing a murder charge was the subject of a violent-offender warning.

Daniel Boyd Sawyer, 31, is listed as a high-risk offender, according to the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. READ

Bobby and the Kids in court

Three men accused of being part of a drug trafficking operation were in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday. READ

Man charged after 2014 fatal dirt bike collision in Sylvan Lake

A Sylvan Lake man faces three serious charges, including drunk driving, following a fatal collision between two dirt bikes that occurred over a year ago in town. READ

New Kids on the cellblock

A Red Deer crime syndicate has taken a big hit. READ

Suspect in Waskasoo child abduction arrested

A Red Deer mother was horrified last week to see a thief drive off in her pickup with her two sleeping toddlers inside. READ

Man accused of killing pedestrian appears in court

A short adjournment could lead to a quick resolution for a man accused of running over and killing a woman. READ

Psychiatric evaluation delays first-degree murder trial

Concerns over the mental state of a man convicted of first-degree murder delayed the start of his second trial for the gangland style killing of Brandon Neil Prevey. READ

Red Deer man faces charges in death of pedestrian struck in Penhold

A man who is alleged to have been driving a vehicle in Penhold that struck and killed a woman pedestrian is now facing serious criminal charges. READ

Hit-and-run crash sentencing delayed

A decision on sentence for a hit-and-run crash that left a teenager dead in a rural ditch has been delayed, but Crown and defence said the sentence should be in the range of six to eight months in custody. READ

Accused acquitted after judge rules search that found 78 kilos illegal

An accused drug trafficker walked free from a Red Deer court on Tuesday after a judge ruled police searched his pickup illegally. READ

Black Knight Inn staff assaulted by suspect with metal pipe

A rowdy hotel guest who whacked a Black Knight Inn employee with a metal pipe and forced another to jump down the laundry chute on Tuesday will have his day in court. READ

Suspects arrested after machete, bearspray used in Eastview robbery

An 18-year-old man will face forcible confinement and weapon-related charges after allegedly wielding a machete and spraying staff with bear spray in order to rob the Express 24 Foodmart on Erickson Drive early Monday morning. READ

Sentencing underway for woman who ordered dog attack

A Sundre woman will soon learn her sentence for ordering her dogs to viciously attack a woman in 2012. READ

Malley trial opens in Red Deer

An Innisfail financial advisor is on trial for the bombing death of an Innisfail woman. READ

Suspect denied right to obtain and instruct counsel: lawyer

Suspected drug trafficker Ahmed Nur was denied his right to speak to a lawyer for 10 hours as police conducted an investigation, his lawyer told court on Thursday. READ

Arson sentencing delayed

Sentencing has been delayed until mid-October for a Red Deer man who has admitted to burning a vehicle alleged to have been involved in a fatal collision. READ

Local pharmacist accused of tampering with prescriptions

Formal charges have been laid against a former Innisfail pharmacist accused of stealing a massive quantity of painkillers from her employer. READ

One of two ATM thefts turned into dismal failure

After his accomplice pleaded guilty on Monday, a Sylvan Lake man decided he’d rather also plead guilty to a string of property crimes than face a two-week jury trial. READ

Central Alberta couple charged with starving their baby

A west Central Alberta couple has been ordered to stand trial, accused of starving their baby. READ

Charges dropped against Innisfail car dealer

Charges have been withdrawn against an Innisfail car dealer accused of theft. READ

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