Two men charged in connection with a high-speed chase outside Prince Albert earlier this week were back in provincial court Wednesday.
Anthony Junior Badger and Dustin Daniels had their cases adjourned to new dates in connection with the incident from Monday morning. Badger is set to return to court July 17, while Daniels had his case set over to Thursday.
Badger, the alleged driver in the incident, is facing charges of operating a vehicle while being pursued by a peace officer, evasion of a peace officer, dangerous driving, possession of stolen property, and violation of a probation order. Daniels, who is alleged to have been in the SUV with Badger, was charged with possession of stolen property.
RCMP said a third person, a female youth, was also in the vehicle, although she cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. All three suspects are presumed innocent at this stage.
RCMP said they received a report of shots being fired around 8 a.m. Monday at the junction of Waskesiu Lake and Highway 2. Officers pursued the suspect vehicle – a white Cadillac Escalade – south toward Prince Albert, before it was finally stopped with the aid of spike belt near Highway 11 south of the city. Police say the vehicle swerved across both lanes of highway traffic during the pursuit.
No charges have been laid in relation to the shots that were reportedly fired. Police say they continue to investigate.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Commenting on this story is closed now that the matter is before court. This story was updated at 3:46 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to correct a typo.
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