RCMP have arrested a Ponoka man with the abduction of businessman Blair Vold.
Larry Hugh McClelland, 49, turned himself in at the Ponoka RCMP detachment Sept. 21, RCMP Staff Sgt. Cameron Chisholm said in a press release.
Ponoka RCMP, with the assistance of RCMP Calgary General Investigation Section, charged the suspect with the abduction of Vold, who was forcibly taken from his Morningside-area home on Sept. 15.
McClelland, has been charged with abduction, forcible confinement, extortion, possession of a restricted firearm, pointing a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of an indictable offence, utter threats and mischief under $5,000.
McClelland has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Ponoka provincial court on Sept. 30.