Block maker slapped with attempted murder charge

first_imgAn Albouystown, Georgetown block maker was on Tuesday remanded to prison after he was slapped with an attempted murder charge and placed before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Twenty-seven-year-old Malcolm Culley, of Lot 154 Cooper Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, had the charge read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The court heard that on May 18, 2018 at Albouystown with intent to commit murder, Culley wounded Rawle Khan.On Tuesday, the court was informed that the injured man was still hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital suffering from a punctured lung.In a bail application, Culley’s Attorney, George Thomas, told the court that his client, a father of one, was soon to be a parent again.He highlighted that Culley had no previous matters in the courts and did not pose a flight risk.However, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail and revealed that Khan was not out of danger. The Prosecutor added that the Virtual Complainant was nursing a punctured lung, broken ribs, and multiple lacerations about his body.The prosecution’s submission was upheld, and bail was denied. The case will continue on June 11, 2018.last_img read more

Grande Prairie man charged after month-long prostitution investigation

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – A man in Grande Prairie has been charged with several offences following a month-long RCMP investigation.Back in late June, allegations were brought forward to police that a man was targeting vulnerable and high risk teenage boys in the Grande Prairie area in an attempt to have them participate in the sex trade. On Sunday, July 24th, police were conducting surveillance on the suspect when they observed what they believed was going to result in the victimization of a teenager. Police intervened and rescued the young man, while also arresting the suspect without incident.56 year-old Irving Tobias Oldford has been charged with three counts of procuring prostitution of someone under the age of 18, and one count of sexual assault.- Advertisement -Oldford has been released from police custody, but is subject to several conditions and is not to have contact with anyone under the age of 18 unless accompanied by another adult. He is scheduled to appear in a Grande Prairie provincial court on August 3rd.Police say that they are making attempts to identify any additional victims and would like anyone who has had contact with or has information about Oldford to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at (780) 830-5701. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS).last_img read more