RCMP Alberta – On June 29th, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of a fight in process at a residence in the Timberlea area. Shortly thereafter, another call to police reported two adult males were observed putting another adult male into the trunk of a vehicle. Two adult male suspects were arrested that evening in relation to the incident and face several charges. The adult male victim was not located in the vehicle, however, was quickly located in Fort McMurray by police and taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police do not believe this was a random act.
The initial driver, Norman Rudy Andrews, a 46 years old man of Baie Verte, Newfoundland, has been charged with eight offences which include: kidnapping, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, robbery, forcible confinement, assault causing bodily harm, breaking and entering, and uttering threats.
The second driver, Aaron Donald MacPhail, a 38 years old man of New Waterford, Nova Scotia, has been charged with 12 offences which include: kidnapping, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, robbery, forcible confinement, assault causing bodily harm, breaking and entering, uttering threats, failing to stop or remain at a collision, operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, failure to comply with conditions, and theft under $5000.00.
The two accused were remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on July 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
RCMP thank the public for their patience during traffic disruptions around the Timberlea and Thickwood areas during this incident.
As this matter is now before the courts, no further updates will be provided.