INNISFAIL – Two unruly house guests who locked out the owner are facing numerous weapons, drug, and stolen property charges following an RCMP firearm complaint.
At 4:22 p.m. on June 5, Innisfail RCMP received a call from a female advising she had been locked out of her residence by two house guests staying with her, who were in possession of a firearm, said RCMP Cpl. Tammy Keibel.
She said the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Police Dog Services (PDS) were called in to assist with the investigation. However, the suspects left the scene before police were able to make an arrest.
The following day at 10 a.m., the suspects returned to the residence, said Keibel.
She said the ERT and PDS units were once again called in. This time judicial authorization was obtained to enter and search the apartment, said Keibel.
She said two suspects were taken into custody without incident.
Keibel said a sawed-off 22 calibre rifle, bear spray, knives, pellet pistol, oxycodone tablets, drug paraphernalia and stolen property were seized.
Sheldon James Keough, 35, of Innisfail and Karissa Marre Labar, 22, of Blackfalds, have both been charged with:
• possession for the purpose of trafficking
• unauthorized possession of a firearm
• possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
• careless use/storage of a firearm
• possession of a weapon dangerous to public
• possession of a prohibited/restricted firearm
• three counts possession of a prohibited firearm
• possession of a firearm/weapon obtained by crime
• possession of a firearm knowing the serial number has been altered
• possession of stolen property under $5,000
• mischief under $5,000
• interfere with lawful enjoyment of property under $5,000
Following a judicial hearing both accused were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on June 8.