January 18th, 2020

Attempted murder suspect remains in custody


By Shurtz, Delon on January 14, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

Lethbridge Herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

A Lethbridge judge has yet to decide whether he will release from custody a Blood Reserve man charged last month with attempted murder.

Kyle Crow Chief tried to make bail Monday in Lethbridge provincial court, but following an hour-long bail hearing, Judge Jerry LeGrandeur reserved his decision until Friday. LeGrandeur said he needs more time to consider the “compelling arguments” made by both Crown prosector Erin Olsen and Calgary lawyer Balfour Der.

Crow Chief, 29, is accused of shooting another man on the Blood Reserve in December.

Police reported that at about 2:25 a.m. Dec. 7 a 41-year-old man was shot, sustaining life-threatening injuries, and had to be rushed to a Calgary hospital.

A suspect fled the area, and RCMP major crimes responded to take over the investigation with the assistance of Blood Tribe and Lethbridge police.

Crow Chief was arrested two days later in Edmonton, and remains at the Edmonton Remand Centre. He appeared in court Monday by closed-circuit TV.

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