Ponoka RCMP arrest male with stolen vehicle and property

Christopher Hannah makes his first court appearance Oct. 25 in Ponoka

A 43-year-old Innisfail man was arrested for theft and a number of other charges in Ponoka after attempting to flee from police.

At 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Ponoka RCMP responded to a 911 call of a suspicious SUV stuck in a field, and a male loading generators and an air compressor.

When police arrived, Christopher Hannah fled from the vehicle, which was determined to be stolen.

Police dog services was called in and assisted with locating Hannah.

Further investigation revealed the suspect was in possession of a hand-held Taser, along with numerous other stolen items.

Hannah is charged with possession of property over $5,000, six counts of possession of property under $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to a prohibition order.

Hannah will appear Friday in Ponoka provincial court.

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