Maskwacis RCMP are investigating an attempted murder and kidnapping. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Maskwacis RCMP are investigating an attempted murder and kidnapping. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Maskwacis RCMP are investigating an attempted murder and kidnapping. (File photo by Advocate staff) Maskwacis RCMP are investigating an attempted murder and kidnapping. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta man charged with attempted murder

Suspect caught after fleeing from RCMP

A Louis Bull First Nation man was charged with attempted murder after an alleged kidnapping in Cree Nation community of Pigeon Lake.

Maskwacis RCMP said an adult female was abducted from a residence on Jan. 19 at about 11 p.m.

Police searched throughout the night for the suspect’s vehicle, and in the early morning hours were dispatched to a commercial business after a witness located a female with life-threatening injuries.

Police and EMS responded and confirmed she was the abducted victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and remained in serious condition.

At about 8 a.m., Maskwacis RCMP located and stopped the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect fled into a wooded area and was charged after a brief foot chase.

Maskwacis General Investigative Section, along with assistance from Red Deer Forensic Identification Services, are continuing the investigation.

Lionel Twins, 60, was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping without a firearm, aggravated assault, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and two counts of assault.

Twins was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Jan. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

As this matter is now before the courts and the investigation is ongoing, no further information will be provided from the RCMP.



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