Cornelssen pleads not guilty in stolen truck chase

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
May 15, 2018 - 10:49am

A Red Deer man charged in relation to a stolen vehicle chase in which police shots were fired is going to trial.

Dakota Cornelssen, 20, faces eight counts including break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime, flight from police, dangerous driving and resisting or willfully obstructing a peace officer.

He entered not guilty pleas on Friday and will go to trial in Red Deer provincial court on Oct. 19.

The charges stem from a series of incidents on Oct. 13, 2017 that started near Sundre and eventually led to Aspelund Road near Highway 20 where three suspects in a stolen truck evaded a spike belt before turning back toward police, resulting in officers discharging their firearms.

Shae Lee Phillips, 20, and Nicholas Wales, 20, were each charged after being arrested for the October incidents. In February, Wales was sentenced to 3.5 years behind bars while charges against Phillips were withdrawn.

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