Men charged with attempted murder in Maskwacis

RCMP located the suspects within minutes with a sawed off rifle and knife

Four men have been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after a shooting and stabbing in Maskwacis.

The incident occurred Saturday night at about 9 p.m. on the townsite in the Samson Cree Nation. Police found two victims, one who had been shot in the back while the other was stabbed. Both suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries, say police.

“Witnesses directed officers to the four accused, who were taken into custody within minutes of the first 911 call,” say police. “A loaded, sawed-off .22 caliber rifle and a knife were seized from the scene.”

Following further investigation by the Maskwacis Community Response Unit (CRU) and Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section (GIS) resulted in the four men being charged.

Derek Cattleman, 28, of Calgary plus three Maskwacis residents: Ernest Nepoose, 38, Ivor Nepoose, 29 and Jarret Cabry, 43, were all charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.

“Each of the accused face additional charges related to the possession of weapons. All four were remanded in custody for court in Wetaskiwin on Tuesday, May 1.”

Just Posted

Ponoka sets reserve prices on tax arrear properties

An auction date has been set for Oct. 31 with two properties up for auction

Ponoka approves full organics compost program

Planners begin the process of requesting competitive bids to update the waste management program

Bashaw council declines penalty forgiveness request from Bashaw Motel owners

The motel was destroyed in the 2016 fire; owners owe $46,000 in fire services, taxes and penalties

Ponoka could receive $15,000 in work safety refunds

The last time Ponoka’s safety manual was updated was in 2009

Ponoka’s Ronnie Racing wins Hot August Night

About 15,000 people filled the Castrol Raceway stands at the motorsports complex

UPDATED: Gord Bamford Foundation Charity Gala brings the stars to Central Alberta

The Gala raises money for various children’s charities throughout Canada

Team Canada’s next game postponed at Little League World Series

They’re back in action on Wednesday against Peurto Rico

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

Said he and Trump arranged payment to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election

Former Trump aide Paul Manafort found guilty of eight charges

A mistrial has been declared for the other 10 charges against him

Canada’s team chasing elusive gold medal at women’s baseball World Cup

Canada, ranked No. 2 behind Japan, opens play Wednesday against No. 10 Hong Kong

WATCH: Paradise Shore’s lawyer granted adjournment of SDAB hearing

Appellant asks for stop work order of RV development

Kim XO is Black Press Media’s fashionista

Starting Sept. 7, stylist Kim XO will host Fashion Fridays on the Life channel on Black Press Media

Feds agree to look at easing jury secrecy as part of review

At issue is a law that forbids jurors from talking about closed-door deliberations

Most Read