GRASSLAND - An attempted car-jacking in Grassland has resulted in the arrest of a 34-year-old man on robbery and firearms offences.
Boyle RCMP responded to a call of an attempted car-jacking at a gas station in Grassland March 27 at about 5:44 p.m.
"Investigation revealed a male suspect pointed a firearm at the victim and subsequently attempted to steal his vehicle. The suspect was unable to start the vehicle and fled on foot, leaving behind a duffel bag containing two additional firearms and ammunition," said an RCMP media release received March 29.
A suspect was soon located and was arrested. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
RCMP have charged Casey Potts, of no fixed address, with one count each of armed robbery, careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm, and using a firearm in the commission of an offence. Additionally, Potts is charged with two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm and 12 counts of possessing a weapon contrary to a court order.
He is currently in custody after an interim judicial release hearing, and is scheduled to appear in Boyle Provincial Court April 13.
In 2016, Potts was arrested on a second-degree murder charge in connection to the homicide of a 37-year-old man in Onoway. At the time, the dead man was believed to have been with Potts during a car-jacking involving a woman and her six-year-old son in the Stony Plain area.
RCMP say Potts served a three-year sentence on that matter.
If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Boyle RCMP at 780-689-3622. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
With files from Lac La Biche Post