April 25, 2016 9:45 pm
Updated: April 26, 2016 6:32 pm

Alberta man charged in kidnapping west of Edmonton

Police officers are seen investigating at 103 Avenue and Winterburn Road in connection with a kidnapping west of Edmonton.

Craig Ryan/Global News

EDMONTON — A 40-year-old Alberta man has been charged with nearly a dozen offences after a woman was kidnapped near Evansburg Monday evening.

At around 5 p.m. Monday, police received a call that a woman had been taken from a home at gunpoint in the rural area of Evansburg.

The suspect left the area in a vehicle which police later located near Spruce Grove. When police began to follow the suspect vehicle it didn’t stop, driving away at a “high rate of speed,” according to police.

RCMP in Stony Plain were eventually able to stop the vehicle by throwing down a spike belt. The suspect tried to run away, but police caught up to him and took him into custody.

On Monday evening, a police presence could be seen at the western edge of Edmonton by 103 Avenue and Winterburn Road.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was treated for minor injuries.

Collin Hughes of Devon, Alta. was charged with the following:

  • One count of kidnapping
  • One count of forcible confinement
  • One count of uttering threats
  • One count of choking to overcome resistance
  • One count of intimidation of a Justice System Participant
  • One count of breaking and entering a dwelling to commit offence
  • Two counts of assault with a weapon
  • One count of using of an imitation firearm in the commission of an indictable offence
  • One count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Hughes will remain in custody until his first court appearance on Wednesday in Stony Plain.

With files from Phil Heidenreich, Global News. 

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