Daniel Huddlestone

Alleged bike gang members charged with attempted murder

Two alleged motorcycle gang members have been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting near Sylvan Lake last week.

Two alleged motorcycle gang members have been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting near Sylvan Lake last week.

It was the second alleged attempted murder about the same time and near the same location, although police do not believe the violence is related.

RCMP said on June 3 a man suffering from gunshot wounds was found walking near Sylvan Lake. He was taken to hospital and underwent surgery and is expected to recover.

Sylvan Lake RCMP with the assistance of the RCMP Serious Crimes Branch and forensic identification and dog units investigated and announced the arrests on Friday of two men allegedly associated with the Malicious Crew Motorcycle Club.

Daniel Huddlestone, 34, and Cameron Monkman. 28, have both been charged with attempted murder using a firearm, robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, possession of a restricted weapon, and other weapons-related offences. Monkman has also been charged with possession of marijuana.

Both remain in custody and are next due in court on June 27.

RCMP said the incident does not appear to be connected to another alleged attempted murder in the area, said Sgt. Patricia Neely, Southern Alberta media relations officer.

Andrew Waunch, 30, also known as Navee, was arrested early last Monday by Red Deer City RCMP.

Sylvan Lake RCMP said on June 7 that Waunch was a suspect in two incidents — an attempted murder near Sylvan Lake that took place on June 3 and a carjacking at gunpoint that took place on Friday at 11:30 a.m. near Olds.

Waunch has been charged with attempted murder and unlawful confinement following the incident in Sylvan Lake. The investigation into this incident is ongoing, with little information being released. Police said they are withholding the name of the victim to protect his identity and ensure his safety as the investigation continues.

Waunch is also charged with robbery in connection with the carjacking.

RCMP said Waunch has no known link to the Malicious Crew gang, but that he is an associate of Huddlestone.

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