Red Deer man to make plea in carjacking case

A Red Deer man accused of hijacking a car and robbing the driver near Airdrie late in December remains in custody while the court awaits his plea.

A Red Deer man accused of hijacking a car and robbing the driver near Airdrie late in December remains in custody while the court awaits his plea.

William Clayton Bradshaw, 26, was arrested by RCMP seeking a suspect in connection with an incident in which a man pulled over near Carstairs to aid a hitchhiker whose car had run out of gas.

Police allege the hitchhiker, armed with a knife, took the man’s wallet, ordered him out of the car near Airdrie and then drove off.

The vehicle was then pulled over a few kilometres further south in an RCMP Check Stop on Yankee Valley Boulevard.

Bradley was arrested at the scene and charged with a dozen offences, including armed robbery, possession of a dangerous weapon, impaired driving, obstruction of a police officer, assaulting a police officer and breaching probation.

He made a brief appearance in Airdrie provincial court on Thursday, reserving his plea until his next court appearance, scheduled for Feb. 16.