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Man charged in alleged kidnapping near Melville, Sask.

Alvin Lawrence is charged in an alleged kidnapping after a woman said an armed man entered her home near Melville, Sask., and demanded to be driven to Regina.
Alvin Lawrence is charged in an alleged kidnapping after a woman said an armed man entered her home near Melville, Sask., and demanded to be driven to Regina. File / Global News

RCMP have made an arrest in an alleged kidnapping dating back to the summer of 2018 in eastern Saskatchewan.

A woman said an armed man entered her rural home near Melville on the morning of July 12 and demanded she drive him to Regina.

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She complied, and reported the incident to police after taking him to a home in Regina.

The suspect was wearing a Regina Riot hoodie, which police said only a few of which exist.

Melville RCMP identified the suspect as Alvin Lawrence, 27, and a warrant for his arrest was issued on March 15.

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He was arrested the next day at a home on the Ochapowace First Nation.

Lawrence is charged with break and enter to commit a kidnapping, use of a firearm to commit a kidnapping, using a firearm in a robbery, disguise with intent, and three counts of theft.

He is scheduled to appear Tuesday morning in Yorkton provincial court.

Melville is roughly 300 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.

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