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Firearms seized from residence near Brocket

A 37-year-old man faces a long list of criminal charges after Piikani Nation RCMP seized seven rifles, along with ammunition and firearms parts, from a residence near Brocket.

Jessie Flett was arrested after a search of the residence, where RCMP on March 18 located a pickup truck allegedly involved in a March 12 flight from police in Fort Macleod.

Piikani Nation RCMP have charged Flett with seven counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, seven counts of unsafe storage of a firearm, eight counts of possession contrary to prohibition order and one count of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Additional charges under the Traffic Safety Act have been laid in connection with the Fort Macleod incident.

Under the Petty Trespass Act, Flett is also accused of entering land without permission.

He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear Thursday in Pincher Creek court of justice.


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Bail hearing for Michael Patterson pushed back four weeks

A 35-year-old Pincher Creek man, accused of setting fires that destroyed two buildings in the community Jan. 9, will remain in custody until at least Feb. 15.

Michael Patterson, who appeared for a bail hearing Thursday, Jan. 18, via closed-circuit television from Lethbridge Correctional Centre, is charged with two counts of arson and separate charges of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and disarming/attempting to disarm a peace officer.

Citing the Crown’s opposition to Patterson’s immediate release back into the community, defence counsel Vincent Guinan made an application to adjourn the matter for four weeks. The motion was approved by Justice Grace Auger. 

Patterson confirmed to the court his willingness to remain in custody, known as remand by consent, until his next appearance, also to be by video link, Feb. 15 in Pincher Creek court of justice.


Aerial view of the Cowley Lions Campground on the Castle River in southwestern Alberta