Hearing set for brothers charged after Mountie hit

A preliminary hearing has been set for two brothers charged after an RCMP officer’s leg was broken when he was hit by an ATV in Hobbema.

A preliminary hearing has been set for two brothers charged after an RCMP officer’s leg was broken when he was hit by an ATV in Hobbema.

RCMP say the constable was responding to reports of shots being fired at a home on the reserve about 6 a.m. on Feb. 5. The officer had stepped out of his patrol car when it is alleged a man driving an all-terrain vehicle accelerated and hit the officer.

The ATV was located in the area soon after and a police dog helped locate Clinton Scott Roasting, 29, who was arrested. His brother Shawn Kyle Roasting, 21, turned himself in.

Both brothers from Louis Bull First Nation have been charged with discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life. Clinton faces an additional charge of criminally negligent operating of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 18 in Wetaskiwin provincial court. A hearing is held to determine if there’s enough evidence to warrant an accused stand trial in Court of Queen’s Bench.