Red Deer man arrested in targeted abduction attempt

By rdnewsNOW staff
February 11, 2019 - 11:42am Updated: February 11, 2019 - 4:06pm

A Red Deer man is facing several charges after police disrupted an abduction in process last week.

On February 7 at approximately 7:50 p.m., Mounties received a call from a woman in Edmonton indicating she was concerned that one of her relatives had possibly been abducted in Red Deer.

Through investigation, both by General Duty members and the Crime Reduction Team, police were led to a residence in the Highland Green neighbourhood.

While there, officers intercepted a stolen vehicle and performed a high-risk take down.

RCMP say both the victim and suspect were unharmed in the incident and transported to the downtown RCMP detachment. 

Brian Stephens, 39, of Red Deer is facing 19 charges, some of which include possession of stolen property over $5,000, two counts of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, four counts of possession of a prohibited firearm, four counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Stephens is remanded in custody and scheduled to appear in court February 11.

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