Knife call leads to Medicine Hat man’s arrest in Ponoka

RCMP got call that turned out to be false that a woman was being held at knifepoint in truck

A Medicine Hat man is facing charges after Ponoka RCMP responded to a call of a woman being held at knifepoint in a stolen truck.

The vehicle was reported to be heading to the Ponoka area Wednesday and the local RCMP caught up to it at a gas station.

A male suspect with a knife was arrested and a woman was found hiding behind the cashier counter.

“Further investigation revealed that the female and male were known to each other and had been travelling together to the central Alberta area,” said police.

“It was determined that the female had not been held against her will and the truck had been stolen from Medicine Hat the previous day.”

The male was on a recognizance for another offence and supposed to be on a 24-hour curfew, allege police.

The female was released without any charges.

Tyler John Figley, 35, has been charged with four counts of failing to comply with recognizances, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of break-in instruments and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Tyler is in custody and due to appear in Ponoka provincial court on Tuesday.



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