A joyride involving the dangerous use of firearms ended abruptly for a man and woman after they were met by armed police at a residence in the hamlet of Rumsey, about 50 km north of Drumheller, and taken into custody.
On Sept. 15, 2023, at 8:51 a.m., Drumheller RCMP received a report of individuals discharging a firearm at another vehicle and driving dangerously on Highway 56 North of Drumheller.
Both occupants of the vehicle were observed entering a residence in Rumsey, Alta.. Upon police arrival, both suspects exited the residence and were taken into custody.
RCMP executed a search warrant at the residence and vehicle. A firearm, as well as ammunition and spent shell casings were located.
Stettler resident, Crystal Anne Primrose (30), has been charged with discharging a firearm with intent, six firearms offences, recklessly discharging a firearm and failing to comply with a probation order. Rumsey resident, James Hussey (49), has also been charged with discharging a firearm with intent, six additional firearms offences, and recklessly discharging a firearm. In addition, the suspect has been charged with dangerous driving and for failure to appear in court.
Both Hussey and Primrose were taken before a justice of the peace and remanded into custody until their next appearance at the Alberta Court of Justice in Didsbury.
Although charges have been laid, Drumheller RCMP continue to investigate the incident. Police are asking for vehicle dash camera footage depicting a white/blue Chevrolet truck on Sept. 15, 2023, between the hours of 8:30 a.m., and 9:30 a.m., in the area of Highway 56 to Highway 9, Range Road 210 to Highway 839 and Highway 839 to Rumsey.
If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play store.
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