Two men sentenced in robbery of Rocky liquor store

By Jessie Weisner (Twitter: @Jessie__Weisner)
September 13, 2018 - 5:34am

Two men convicted in a robbery of a liquor store in Rocky Mountain House have been sentenced.

Francis Xavier Maurice, 27 and Farron Cory Rowan, 30, faced a joint trial in Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court on August 11.

On May 7, police said two masked men entered the business at about 7 p.m. and bear sprayed an employee. They then took several bottles of liquor before fleeing in a silver Jeep Liberty northbound towards Highway 11.

The employee suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS.

RCMP later located the suspect vehicle travelling on O’Chiese First Nation’s Main Road. Patrol officers tried to pull it over, but the suspects led police on a brief pursuit before driving into a ditch.

The two men were taken into custody with the assistance of an RCMP police dog.

Maurice was convicted of three charges including robbery, possession of stolen property and evading police. He has been sentenced to a total of 1260 days in jail, minus the 191 days he’s already been in custody, and faces a 10-year firearm prohibition.

Rowan was convicted of two charges included robbery and taking a motor vehicle without consent. He faces a total of 1440 days minus the 191 days he’s already spent in custody, and a lifetime firearm prohibition.

Rocky RCMP Weekly Report: September 6 - 10

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