Two men have been arrested after allegedly ramming a Lacombe County Peace Officer’s vehicle.
Police say Jordan McConnell, 28, and Jorge McConnell, 32, are facing several charges, after the two were attempting to pull a car out of the ditch in Lacombe County and allegedly stole another vehicle from the scene.
“We are thankful no one was seriously injured in these events,” said Staff Sgt. Dan Martin, the Blackfalds RCMP detachment commander.
“The quick response of officers from multiple detachments and agencies resulted in the arrest of the two suspects and prevented further offences from occurring.”
When police approached the scene on Oct. 1, a pickup truck driven by the 28-year-old rammed the front of the officer’s vehicle and fled the scene.
A civilian who witnessed the incident stopped to check on the officer, when the second suspect, the 32-year-old, stole the bystander’s vehicle.
The 28-year-old man returned to the scene a short time later and drove toward the officer and forced him to dodge the oncoming vehicle.
After that suspect abandoned the pickup truck, he stole another vehicle near Innisfail and was stopped by police using a spike belt.
Once the vehicle was disabled, the suspect fled to a nearby rural property and tried to steal another vehicle, before he was arrested by police.
Jordan McConnell faces four charges, remains in custody and awaits a bail hearing on Oct. 16 in Red Deer provincial court.
Jorge McConnell was arrested in Edmonton after the civilian’s vehicle was located.
He faces charges of theft of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property under $5,000.
Following a judicial hearing, he will have a bail hearing on Oct. 13 in Red Deer provincial court.