Red Deer RCMP inadvertently rescue man; charge six people

When Red Deer RCMP executed an arrest warrant at a hotel in the city on Thursday, they interrupted an alleged aggravated assault and forcible confinement, and ended up charging six people.

When Red Deer RCMP executed an arrest warrant at a hotel in the city on Thursday, they interrupted an alleged aggravated assault and forcible confinement, and ended up charging six people.

RCMP went to a room at the Aladdin Hotel in North Red Deer in the afternoon, investigating the whereabouts of Darren Lagrelle, 19, who was wanted on outstanding warrants.

When they entered the hotel room at 3:20 pm, police discovered a man they said was being held in the hotel room. The man had suffered a non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS and released.

Police took four men and three underage girls into custody without incident. The victim and suspects were known to each other.

RCMP returned to the hotel Friday morning at approximately 8 a.m. with a search warrant for the room. They seized a number of edged weapons and a rifle, as well as a small amount of drugs.

Lagrelle of Red Deer has been charged with forcible confinement, aggravated assault, disguise with intent, robbery and several other charges.

Jeffrey Allan King, 18, of Red Deer, Daniel Arthur Potter, 26, of Innisfail, and Corim Kyle Conway, 23, of Red Deer, are also facing forcible confinement and aggravated assault charges, as well as other charges.

Two of the underage girls, who cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, are being jointly charged with forcible confinement and aggravated assault as well. One also faces two charges of failing to comply with an undertaking ; the other faces a further charge of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

They are all to will appear in Red Deer provincial court at a later date.

The third girl was released without charges.

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