RCMP make 4 arrests following assault investigation on Red Earth Cree Nation

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Carrot River RCMP have arrested four people following an investigation on Red Earth Cree Nation.

Officers were called to the scene at around 6 a.m. on March 17 after reports of a serious assault. They arrived to find and injured man who was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators say the man was assaulted with weapons by a group of people. On March 20, they obtained a search warrant for a residence on Red Earth, where they arrested four people, and seized four guns, ammunition, a suppressor, and other weapons.

Whitney Cook, 34, Jeffrey Head, 33, Harold Lathlin, 26, and Lamar Whitecap, 19, have all been charged with aggravated assault, pointing a weapon, possessing a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence, and other charges.

All four suspects are from Red Earth Cree Nation. They will make their first court appearance on March 26.