Man pleads guilty to several offences including arson and violating parole

A Red Deer man has pleaded not guilty to several offences, including arson and violating his parole earlier this summer.

A Red Deer man has pleaded not guilty to several offences, including arson and violating his parole earlier this summer.

Steve Lagace, 29, of Red Deer chose to be tried by provincial court judge as early as Tuesday in Red Deer provincial court.

He is accused of being involved in two incidents, including the burning of a vehicle that police sought after a Penhold teen was killed in a hit and run in May.

Lagace’s counsel Dan Wilson said he expects that by Tuesday there could be a resolution between himself and the crown prosecutor. However, he entered the plea to move the matter along.

Lagace was arrested on June 16 after it is alleged he violated his parole and was on a Canada-wide warrant. Police said they arrested Lagace and Jessica Masyk, 25, of Penhold after they were found in a vehicle believed to be stolen.

Lagace was also charged with possession of stolen property, failing to stop for a peace officer, possession of a prohibited weapon, theft and possession of a controlled substance.

Lagace will next appear in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday.

Just Posted

Sport of axe throwing growing in Red Deer

True North Axe Throwing wants sport to be ‘Canadian version of darts’

Optimism remains for Red Deer hospital expansion

Red Deer’s incoming UCP MLAs both have been strong supporters of expansion

RDC cancels championship-winning golf program due to tight finances

Short season, small number of student golfers were also considerations

Fire investigators comb through industrial fire wreckage looking for answers

Industrial building in north Red Deer was completely gutted in Wednesday morning fire

WATCH: An ‘Eggstemely Fun Easter’ at Bower Place in Red Deer

Bower Place mall made sure Red Deer families were able to have… Continue reading

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

PARIS — A “computer glitch” may have been behind the fast-spreading fire… Continue reading

Former journalist pleads guilty to robbing two banks in Medicine Hat

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A former journalist arrested almost two years ago… Continue reading

Austria fears for three top climbers missing in Banff National Park

BERLIN — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday his thoughts are with… Continue reading

As Vancouver fights over 4-20, Seattle’s Hempfest enjoys tolerance, some support

VANCOUVER — They both came from humble beginnings: small protests against marijuana… Continue reading

All eyes on the surging Greens as Prince Edward Island goes to the polls

After a brief provincial election campaign devoid of drama, voters on Prince… Continue reading

North Dakota company where 4 were slain seeks normalcy

MANDAN, N.D. — Camaraderie was so important for the “coffee club” at… Continue reading

Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller

WASHINGTON — A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report… Continue reading

Sanders claims she didn’t lie, despite Mueller finding

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman Sarah Sanders pushed back Friday against… Continue reading

Most Read