Warrant issued for Ponoka teen

For the second time since he was arrested, a warrant has been issued for a Ponoka teenager accused in an armed robbery of a Red Deer convenience store.

For the second time since he was arrested, a warrant has been issued for a Ponoka teenager accused in an armed robbery of a Red Deer convenience store.

Christian Michel Lesann, 18, is one of three people accused of being involved in the Feb. 3 incident. He was scheduled to appear on Wednesday in Red Deer provincial court before Judge Darrell Riemer.

Defence counsel Kevin Sproule acted as agent for his Lesann’s counsel, Kent Teskey of Edmonton. Sproule advised the court that Teskey had informed Lesann of his scheduled appearance and that Lesann should be present.

The intention was to have Teskey removed as his counsel due to a breakdown of the relationship.

Lesann did not attend Wednesday and Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson asked for a public interest warrant. Riemer granted Teskey his removal from the record as counsel for Lesann and issued the warrant.

A warrant was issued for Lesann in April after he failed to appear at the Case Management Office desk for a scheduled appearance. However, he did return to court a few weeks later to deal with his charges.

Just Posted

Innisfail RCMP investigate possible stolen dogs

Eight dogs seized from hotel room

Watch: Your Westerner Days Parade photos

Red Deerians line downtown streets to enjoy annual Westerner Days kick-off

Red Deerian wants to chat with Trudeau about Greyhound

Greyhound ending bus service in October

Red Deer filmmaking brothers win two Christian visual media awards

Unveil Studios, owned by Andrew, Daniel and Matthew Kooman, wins recognition

Canada could get caught in cross-fire of U.S. uranium investigation

Canada could get caught in the crossfire after the U.S. Department of… Continue reading

Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled his pre-election cabinet, shuffling… Continue reading

Canada’s premiers meet Indigenous groups, although three major groups decline

BOUCTOUCHE, N.B. — Canada’s premiers are meeting with Indigenous organizations in New… Continue reading

An updated list of federal cabinet ministers following Wednesday’s shuffle

OTTAWA — An updated list of federal cabinet ministers following Wednesday’s shuffle,… Continue reading

U.S. launches national security investigation against uranium imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched another national security investigation that… Continue reading

Oilers sign first-round pick Evan Bouchard to entry-level contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Evan Bouchard to a… Continue reading

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years

BERLIN — A Dutch company that presented the world’s first lab-grown beef… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month