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Two charged after evading peace officers

    Two involved in a pursuit with Wheatland County officers, and then a manhunt by RCMP, made an appearance in provincial court last Friday, December 10.     The Mail reported in its December 15 edition that on December 8, a 49-year-old man and a youth were arrested after they failed to stop for the enforcement officer. The Nissan they were driving became stuck and the two fled on foot. The RCMP were requested to assist and about four hours later the two were located hiding in an unoccupied farmhouse. In the car, police found a number of automotive batteries.
    Patrick Wells, 49, of Hanna has been charged with failing to stop for a peace officer, dangerous driving, breach of recognizance, break and enter to a residence and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.
    The 16-year-old youth, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act is facing charges of break and enter to a residence and six counts of breaching a recognizance.
    Both appeared last Friday in a Drumheller provincial courtroom. Both remain in custody, and are scheduled for a show cause hearing this Friday, December 17.

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