By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer
The Claresholm RCMP have laid charges in connection with a man who allegedly stole a vehicle and fled from police.
In the early hours of July 4, a 2012 Dodge Ram truck was stolen from a residence in Claresholm.
Later in the morning, this vehicle was seen in a farm yard near Stavely. When the landowner approached, the vehicle sped off but the landowner was able to get a licence plate confirming it was the same one stolen earlier in the day.
Claresholm RCMP patrolled the area and were able to track it to a rural location near Highway 533 and Highway 22.
The vehicle had been abandoned, but due to the terrain in the area, the suspect could not have gotten far.
Nanton RCMP members and RCMP Police Dog Services assisted in the search.
The driver was eventually located in a forested hilly area and arrested.
Shaun Storie, 42, of Calgary was charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle, flight from police, assault with a weapon on a police officer, resist arrest, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, possession of carfentanil, and possession of cocaine.
Storie will be appearing in Fort Macleod Provincial Court on July 10 at 10 a.m.