Woman facing many charges hired new lawyer and seeks bail

A woman facing a long string of charges after several incidents over the summer has hired a new lawyer and is once again seeking bail.

A woman facing a long string of charges after several incidents over the summer has hired a new lawyer and is once again seeking bail.

Jessica Masyk, 25, faces charges of assaulting a police officer, fleeing police, possessing stolen property, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, filing a false police statement, driving while unauthorized, harbouring a fugitive and possessing a prohibited weapon.

In Red Deer provincial court on Monday morning before judge John Holmes, Masyk parted ways with her counsel Dan Wilson, saying she has found a new lawyer.

Masyk will return to court on Tuesday morning, seeking bail for the third time since her first arrest in May.

She was arrested in May after police believed she was involved in a hit and run crash that killed Trystan Sorensen, 18, of Penhold. She was then granted bail.

On June 16, she was arrested along with Steve Lagace, 29, of Red Deer. A warrant had been issued for Lagace’s arrest after it was alleged that he violated his parole. Masyk was granted bail for a second time.

Then on Aug. 18, she was arrested with Daniel Apetrea, 35, of Red Deer. Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in Highland Green involving numerous smashed vehicles. Two individuals were arrested after a chase that saw a police vehicle rammed and a foot pursuit involving police dog services finding one suspect in someone’s backyard and the other in the woods near Riverside Meadows.

She said she is seeking bail following this most recent arrest.

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