Woman charged with violating bail release conditions

It didn’t take but a day before a young woman charged with attempted murder in a Red Deer strip club shooting is alleged to have violated terms of her release.

It didn’t take but a day before a young woman charged with attempted murder in a Red Deer strip club shooting is alleged to have violated terms of her release.

Yolanda Cuthand, 18, of Red Deer, was arrested on Monday and charged with at least seven violations of her bail release conditions, which were set on Friday afternoon.

Cuthand reserved her plea on Monday afternoon in Red Deer provincial court and was remanded in custody until Friday.

RCMP allege she violated her release condition of not contacting a co-accused on Saturday and Sunday.

They were both charged in last Thursday’s shooting at the Gent’s Club.

Cuthand, who was essentially on 24-hour house arrest, is charged with one count of attempt murder; two counts of discharge of a weapon with intent to endanger life; one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking; one count of possession of illegal drugs; and one count of possession of proceeds of crime.

Police allege she accepted phone calls from co-accused Hamsa Abdilali Ibrahim, 26, of Sylvan Lake and formerly from Ontario.

He remains in custody.

RCMP were called to a complaint of a shooting at the club on the 4600 Block of 50th Avenue in Red Deer at about 2 a.m. on Thursday.

Police allege that after employees removed a man and woman from the club, the man went to a vehicle, retrieved a gun, went back to the club and fired shots into the door.

A 41-year-old male nightclub employee was shot an undisclosed number of times and a bystander was grazed by a bullet.

The employee was treated in hospital. The bystander did not seek medical attention.

Police later arrested a man and woman in Sylvan Lake.

Police also seized a stolen handgun, marijuana, cocaine and money at the residence.

Ibrahim is charged with: one count of attempt murder; two counts of discharge of a weapon with intent to endanger life; one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking; one count of possession of an illegal drugs; one count of possession of proceeds of crime; one count of possessing a firearm while prohibited; and one count of possessing a firearm without a licence.

Ibrahim returns to court on Friday.

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