RCMP arrest 2, searching for 2 more in relation to Sturgeon Lake extortion incident

RCMP seized eight restricted firearms and ammunition in relation to an extortion investigation in Sturgeon Lake First Nation. – RCMP/Submitted

RCMP have arrested two people, and continue to search for two others, in connection to an extortion investigation in Sturgeon Lake First Nation.

On Sept. 19, police received a report of a gun fired in the community northwest of Prince Albert. 

Investigation determined that a group of people assaulted and tried to extort a man. The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Four suspects – 41-year-old Ian Felix, 32-year-old Jared Naytowhow, 24-year-old Brianna Forest and 22-year-old Savannah Burns – are each facing several weapons-related charges. Burns is also facing extortion, aggravated assault and forcible confinement charges.

Felix was arrested on Oct. 18 when officers on patrol in Sturgeon Lake spotted a vehicle that was reported stolen from the Melfort area. They followed the vehicle to a home, where Felix was arrested.

Two others were also arrested at the home on outstanding warrants, including Burns.

Police seized eight restricted firearms and ammuntion from the stolen vehicle and the home.

RCMP continue to look for Naytowhow and Forest.

Naytowhow is described as about 5’10” tall and 200 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. Forest is about 5’7” tall, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Police say not to approach either suspect if you see them, and instead to call your local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers.

Jared Naytowhow. – RCMP/Submitted