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Multiple arrests made for forcible confinement

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On Nov. 19, 2022, Lloydminster RCMP responded to a complaint of an aggravated assault and forcible confinement at a residence within Lloydminster. As the investigation developed, officers from the Lloydminster RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) were deployed and took the lead in the investigation.

As a result of the investigation, on Nov. 25, 2022, a search warrant was executed at a residence which resulted in the following items being seized:

  • 3x Firearms
  • Improvised Firearm silencer
  • Ammunition 
  • Multiple other weapons and Restraints

The victim will not be identified at this time, and there is no danger to the public as this occurrence was deemed to be premediated and targeted attack.

As a result of the investigation, RCMP have charged Cole Higgins, 26, a resident of Lloydminster, with:

  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Forcible Confinement
  • 2x Unsafe Storage of Firearm
  • 2x Possession of Unauthorized Firearm

Higgins was held for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and was released from custody. He is set to appear before the courts on Jan. 18, in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

As a result of the investigation, RCMP have charged James Dean McAdam, 27, a resident of Saskatoon, with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Possession of a weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

McAdam was held for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and was remanded in custody. He is set to appear before the courts on Jan. 10, in Lloydminster, Sask.

As a result of the investigation, RCMP have charged Julie McAdam, 33, a resident of Lloydminster, with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Possession of a weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of an Unauthorized Firearm while prohibited

Julie McAdam was held for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and was remanded in custody. She is set to appear before the courts on Jan. 9, in Lloydminster, Sask.

As a result of the investigation, RCMP have charged Tyrese Stonechild, 22, a resident of Onion Lake Cree Nation, with:

  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Unsafe Storage of Firearm
  • Possession of Unauthorized Firearm
  • Possession of a stolen Firearm
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Possession of Unauthorized Firearm while prohibited

Stonechild was held for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and was remanded in custody. He is set to appear before the courts on Jan. 23, in Lloydminster, Sask.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.