This prohibited firearm was recovered by police after a foot chase with a male suspect Thursday, says Wetaskiwin RCMP. (Contributed photo)

This prohibited firearm was recovered by police after a foot chase with a male suspect Thursday, says Wetaskiwin RCMP. (Contributed photo)

Ponoka man charged, prohibited firearm recovered: RCMP

A 23-year-old Ponoka man is facing a number of charges after a foot chase with police, says Wetaskiwin RCMP.

Officers spotted a man with what appeared to be an open bottle of liquor around the Wetaskiwin Mall while on patrol Thursday.

Police say when the officers initiated communication, the man ran away. A foot chase began and during the chase the man allegedly threw an item that had been concealed by his clothes into a store.

The man was caught and arrested. Police recovered the discarded item and discovered it was a loaded sawed-odd rifle.

He is charged with four counts of possessing a prohibited firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting a peace officer, among other charges.

After a judicial hearing, the man was remanded into custody and will appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Thursday.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

Central Alberta Crime