Charges laid against suspect in case where officer was dragged

RCMP News release

Charges have been laid against the driver in the case where an officer was dragged while attempting to make an arrest.

Devin Okrainetz, 41, of Edson, Alberta has two charges of assault on a police officer with a weapon, as well as resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, flight from police, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and failing to abide by release conditions.

At the time he was wanted on eight outstanding warrants out of Edson and Hinton, Alberta for offences including break and enter to commit assault, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and fraud under $5,000.

Okrainetz has been denied bail and he will appear in Edson Provincial Court on February 20th, 2018.


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