Sentencing delayed for man arrested by North Battleford RCMP gang unit

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Sentencing scheduled on Nov. 2 in Lloydminster Provincial Court for an Onion Lake man arrested by the North Battleford RCMP gang unit was adjourned.

Lyndon Belly, 34, is charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of cocaine and resisting arrest.

The North Battleford RCMP gang unit was sent to Onion Lake Cree Nation Aug. 12 to 16 to help the Onion Lake RCMP tackle gang activity. The RCMP Crime Reduction Team members collaborate with communities and partner agencies to reduce gang violence and activity. There are two CRTs operated by the RCMP in Saskatchewan – Prince Albert and North Battleford.

Belly, along with Cheyenne Harper and Wanita Harper, were arrested Aug. 15. According to police, they tried stopping a vehicle for a traffic violation but the driver refused to stop and police started a pursuit. Twice they put spike belts on Hwy 17 in an attempt to stop the vehicle but the truck ended up driving off the highway.

When the truck finally stopped police saw a man and two women flee from the vehicle and allegedly break into a nearby house. The three were arrested and charged.

Belly’s sentencing hearing is now scheduled in Lloydminster Provincial Court on Nov. 9.

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist