Leduc RCMP arrest wanted male for several incidents
Leduc RCMP have arrested a 40-year-old male for several incidents over the last month. On Jan. 25, 2020 at approximately 1:10 a.m., Leduc RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress at a residence on Douglas Lane. Police arrived on scene and located the suspect male who was arrested and charged. A judicial hearing was held and the male was released from custody.
Less than 24 hours later, the accused is alleged to have committed another offence where he got into a vehicle and forced the lone female driver to drive him into Edmonton. He then robbed the victim of cash before exiting the vehicle. Police were advised of this incident within an hour and the suspect was identified. The victim was not physically injured. The suspect male’s whereabouts were unknown and a warrant for his arrest was granted. The Leduc General Investigation Section began assisting with the investigation.
On Feb. 8, 2020 an RCMP officer located the wanted male at a gas station in Leduc. When the officer attempted to arrest the male he resisted and was subsequently tasered. The male was taken to hospital as a precaution and released back into police custody once cleared.
Seth Laurie (40) of no fixed address has been charged with six offences relating to these incidents:
- Assault on a police officer (x2)
- Break and enter with intent
- Kidnapping without a firearm
- Resist arrest
He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on Feb. 13, 2020.
Cst. Cheri-Lee Smith