Ponoka man arrested in Vold abduction

Larry Hugh McClelland, 49, turned himself in at the Ponoka RCMP detachment Sept. 21.

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.