Man faces 22 charges in armed robbery attempt

An Innsifail man faces 22 charges related to an attempted armed robbery at a Central Alberta campground last week.

An Innsifail man faces 22 charges related to an attempted armed robbery at a Central Alberta campground last week.

The charges stem from a June 5 incident in which two suspects attempted to steal a vehicle from a camper at Kelly’s Campground, about 10 kms west of Innisfail.

After a truck stolen from Pine Lake was found in Bowden, one of the suspects in the attempted armed robbery was arrested and taken into custody.

The other suspect fled and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The suspect was arrested at a Bowden-area property and taken into police custody on June 13.

Dillon Bristow of Innisfail, 20, was charged with previously charged with robbery with a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a firearm, trafficking cocaine, disguised with intent to commit offence, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, failing to comply probation order, and failure to comply with a probation order.

He now faces 22 additional charges as a result of the investigation following his arrest. Bristow is charged with three counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, hit and run, flight from police, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm without a firearms licence, possession of a firearm while prohibited, careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle, break and enter to a business, six counts of breach of a recognizance and four counts of breach of probation.

He is currently in custody, and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.

Michael Holt, 33, of Red Deer was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of cocaine, fail to comply with conditions of an undertaking and fail to comply with a probation order on June 7.

Holt is in custody and will be in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday.

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