A Joffre man is facing a 15-month jail sentence upon pleading guilty after attempting to evade Three Hills RCMP.
Spencer Black, 24, appeared in provincial court in Drumheller via closed circuit television on Friday, November 25. He pleaded guilty to an array of charges, stemming from an incident on November 1, 2021.
Three Hills RCMP received a call from a farmer reporting a suspicious vehicle near a lease site on his property.
Officers responded and identified the suspect vehicle as one that had fled from them earlier in the evening. The male suspect attempted to flee on foot and was promptly arrested.
Upon searching the vehicle police located break-in tools as well as a set of brass knuckles.
Black pleaded guilty to flight from police, operating a vehicle in a dangerous manner and possession of a weapon.
He also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of possession of stolen property with a value over $5,000 from a separate incident in Wainwright.
Defence for Black noted on that evening, he and a girlfriend attended a Halloween party. When the girlfriend saw the RCMP she expressed she had warrants, prompting Black to flee.
The judge went along with a joint submission from the Crown and defence for a 13-month sentence for the incidents on November 1, 2021, and two months for the charge originating in Wainwright, to be served consecutively.