Resolution may be coming shortly in case of suspect facing many charges

A resolution may be near in the case of a man facing 56 charges including having shots fired at him when he allegedly tried to run police over during an arrest attempt last spring.

A resolution may be near in the case of a man facing 56 charges including having shots fired at him when he allegedly tried to run police over during an arrest attempt last spring.

The lawyer for Steven Legace told Red Deer court Tuesday he was close to resolving all the matters against his client. Michael Sparks, an Edmonton lawyer, is representing Legace.

Legace, 24, remains in custody and will return to court Oct. 16.

He was charged on May 7 after RCMP fired shots at a vehicle when the driver took a run at them while they were attempting an arrest.

Plainclothes RCMP officers were attempting to arrest the suspect outside the Express 24 in Glendale in Red Deer.

The suspect was wanted in connection with stolen property.

Police said the suspect fled from them in a pickup truck that is believed to have been stolen.

Police allege the driver attempted to hit the RCMP officers with the vehicle as he was fleeing. As a result, police fired their sidearms in and effort to stop the action. The driver and vehicle fled despite the damage.

RCMP found the vehicle abandoned a short distance away.

No RCMP officers were injured in the accident.

Legace was arrested a few weeks later in East Central Alberta.

He faces 13 driving-related charges as well as robbery, attempted robbery and assault with a weapon.

He also faces scores of possession of stolen property charges and breaches of previous court orders.

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