Police vehicles rammed during Christmas Eve chase in northern Alberta, RCMP say

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BEAVERLODGE, Alta. — A man who Mounties say has a history of violence against police is facing more than a dozen charges following a chase in which he allegedly rammed several police vehicles with his truck.

RCMP say a member from the Beaverlodge detachment in northwestern Alberta spotted the 40-year-old suspect on the Horse Lake First Nation on Thursday morning.

They say he was wanted on 16 outstanding warrants including one for assault of a police officer with a weapon, and when he saw officers they allege he sped away from the community.

Officers from other detachments joined the chase, which went to a dead end lease site road where tire deflation devices were set up.

Police allege he rammed several of their vehicles and managed to flee onto a highway before exiting his truck, and that he unsuccessfully tried to steal a civilian vehicle before he was tracked down by a police dog and arrested.

Angus Byron Ferguson faces 13 charges including flight from police and four counts of assault of a police officer with a weapon, and is scheduled to appear in court in Grande Prairie on Jan. 4.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 27, 2020.

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