RCMP searching for 2 women considered armed and dangerous, wanted for attempted murder

HIGH PRAIRIE – On Feb. 12, 2020, at 12:30 a.m., High Prairie RCMP received a 911 call of a firearms-related complaint in Whitefish First Nations. A 26-year-old male from Whitefish First Nations was transported to hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

Further investigation revealed that this incident was an attempted homicide. High Prairie RCMP continue to investigate. This incident is believed to be targeted and the public is not believed to be at risk.

Bobby Fawn Auger, 30, left, of Peace River, Alta., and Venessia Katelynn Cardinal, 26, of Marten Lake, Alta.

Bobby Fawn Auger, 30, of Peace River, and Venessia Katelynn Cardinal, 26, of Marten Lake, are jointly charged with:

·         Attempted murder with a firearm

·         Assault

·         Break and enter into residence

·         Careless use of a firearm

·         Discharge firearm with intent

·         Disguised with intent to commit offence

·         Overcoming resistance to the commission of an indictable offence

·         Participate in activities of a criminal organization

·         Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

·         Unauthorized possession of a firearm

·         Using a firearm in the commission of an offence

·         Two counts of uttering threats

Auger is also charged with four counts of failure to comply with release conditions.

The current whereabouts of Bobby Auger and Venessia Cardinal are unknown. High Prairie RCMP obtained arrest warrants for Auger and Cardinal in relation to the above-noted charges.

High Prairie RCMP are asking that anyone who may have witnessed anything in the area of Whitefish First Nations on Feb. 11, 2020, between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., or who may know the current whereabouts of Auger or Cardinal, to contact the High Prairie RCMP at 780-523-3370. 

The public is cautioned not to approach Auger or Cardinal as they are considered armed and dangerous.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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