RCMP make arrest in death of man trying to stop thieves

RCMP arrested a Red Deer man Friday afternoon in connection with the death of a 23-year-old man who was fatally injured while trying to stop thieves from stealing his truck last week. A funeral for Dawson James “DJ” Wegner Cramer was held Tuesday. He died in hospital from multiple blunt force trauma injuries on March 16. He was found in distress at an alley behind Nordegg Crescent just before 5 a.m.

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RCMP arrested a Red Deer man Friday afternoon in connection with the death of a 23-year-old man who was fatally injured while trying to stop thieves from stealing his truck last week.

A funeral for Dawson James “DJ” Wegner Cramer was held Tuesday. He died in hospital from multiple blunt force trauma injuries on March 16. He was found in distress at an alley behind Nordegg Crescent just before 5 a.m.

RCMP investigators allege Alexander Michael Talbot, 24, of no fixed address in Red Deer, was in the process of stealing Wegner Cramer’s white Ford F650 when he was confronted by Wegner Cramer, and that Talbot drove the truck into Wegner Cramer which resulted in his death.

Talbot was charged with manslaughter and theft of Wegner Cramer’s truck.

Earlier on Friday, police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Talbot and asked the public to be on the lookout for him.

Talbot was located and arrested in Red Deer without incident. He was being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

On Thursday, Amanda Jo-Lynn Larsen, 27, of no fixed address in Red Deer, was charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 in connection to the theft of the truck.

Larsen was remanded into custody to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday.

Police are not searching for anyone else in relation to this investigation and thank the public for their assistance.

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