By Delon Shurtz on July 23, 2021.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 32-year-old womanÂ accused of robbing a taxi driver and stealing his car nearly two years ago.
It’s at least the second time an arrest warrant has been issued for Kimberly Mae Eagle Speaker, who failed to attend court last August and was later arrested. She was subsequently released again on bail, but when her matter came up in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday, ostensibly to enter pleas, an agent for her lawyer said defence has lost contact with the accused and doesn’t know where she is.
Eagle Speaker, whose matter has been in court more than 30 times, is charged withÂ robbery, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, theft of a vehicle, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of a recognizance, stemming from an incident in 2019.
At about 7:40 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019, a police officer was flagged down by an injured man in the Tim Hortons parking lot on the westside. The man explained he had been robbed by two women, who then drove off in his taxi cab.
The taxi driver had been dispatched to pick up a customer at 7-Eleven on 13 Street North, and after he arrived two women got into the cab. While they were traveling, the woman in the front seat threatened the driver with a knife, and said the woman in the back was armed with a gun. The driver stopped the vehicle, and after a brief struggle managed to escape. The women stole the cab, as well as cash, a computer tablet and cellphone belonging to the driver, who was treated by EMS for non-life-threatening injuries.
The taxi was abandoned in a northside alley shortly afterward, but police followed two sets of footprints to a residence in the 2000 block of 13 Avenue North. One of the suspects was arrested without incident after returning to the home a short time later, and the second suspect was arrested without incident on 5 Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive North.
Co-accused Jessica Mae Eagle Speaker is charged withÂ robbery, uttering threats, motor vehicle theft and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. She is scheduled to stand trial next January.
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