Suspected arrested after robbery, crash appears in court

A man accused of robbing a Red Deer liquor store and crashing his stolen getaway car into another vehicle made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

A man accused of robbing a Red Deer liquor store and crashing his stolen getaway car into another vehicle made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Andrew Lagrelle, 27, appeared in Red Deer provincial court through a video link with the Red Deer Remand Centre. He was arrested on Monday after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash in front of Sunnybrook Farm Museum in the early afternoon.

RCMP allege a suspect earlier robbed the Gaetz Avenue Liquor Store at knifepoint and then took off in a stolen Acura Integra. As he fled on 47th Avenue, the suspect crashed into another vehicle, injuring the female driver, who was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

The suspect fled on foot and was cornered by police in the backyard of a home near Bower Place Shopping Centre.

An RCMP officer was allegedly threatened with a knife and assaulted while trying to arrest the suspect, who suffered minor injuries. The police officer was not hurt.

Lagrelle appeared in court with a visible bruise or scrape on his left cheek. Court was told he had spent time in hospital and had not had time to contact a lawyer yet.

He will appear next in court on June 18.

Lagrelle is charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, break and enter, and three counts of breaching probation.

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