Guilty pleas entered

A 24-year-old Red Deer man accused of trying to run down two Mounties trying to arrest him pleaded guilty to a number of stolen property charges Friday.

A 24-year-old Red Deer man accused of trying to run down two Mounties trying to arrest him pleaded guilty to a number of stolen property charges Friday.

Steven Lagace, 24, of Red Deer, pleaded guilty to eight possession of stolen property charges in Red Deer provincial court related to an April 30 RCMP bust led by Olds RCMP.

That operation at a rural acreage turned up numerous stolen items including a Ford F-350 truck, a travel trailer, a Bombardier racing quad, stolen identification and credit cards.

Lagace was one of four people arrested. He is due to be sentenced on Sept. 29.

Lagace is still facing more than 20 other charges, including 13 related to a May 7 incident in Glendale. He is charged with assault with a weapon, resisting arrest, criminal flight from police and dangerous driving.

Lagace’s girlfriend Carley Phair, 21, also pleaded guilty to stolen property charges related to the April 30 bust and an earlier incident in Sylvan Lake.

Phair pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of stolen property and obstructing a police officer after she was spotted rifling through parked cars in Sylvan Lake April 22.

A search of her backpack turned up stolen cash, identification and a Visa card. She claimed the backpack belonged to a friend and gave a false name to try to avoid arrest.

Phair also pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of stolen property in connection with the April 30 bust. She admitted knowing the racing quad was stolen, said Crown prosecutor Robin Fiander. Seven other stolen property charges were withdrawn.

Provincial court Judge Thomas Schollie sentenced Phair to three months in prison, satisfied by time served. She was given two-for-one credit for the six weeks she has spent in jail since her arrest.

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