A 31 year-old male is facing charges including robbery, escaping custody and aggravated assault on two peace officers, after an incident in Regina yesterday (Wednesday, March 10th).
This incident began at about 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, when Police Communications received a 9-1-1 call about an aggravated assault on two peace officers and an escape from custody. Police officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Albert Street to investigate. Preliminary investigation indicated a 31 year-old male, in the custody of two (male) correctional officers, assaulted the officers and then robbed a woman of her vehicle, a Grey Ford Escape. The correctional officers were taken to hospital with significant physical injuries; the adult female victim of the robbery was not physically injured, but extremely upset. The initial response by Patrol was supported by Regina Police Service plainclothes members, utilizing covert surveillance techniques, as the suspect made his way north-east out of the City in the stolen vehicle. A spike belt was safely deployed on the vehicle, but was only partially successful, deflating one tire. The suspect vehicle continued north and east, on grid roads, eventually driving into a ditch. By this time, RCMP members had been notified of the incident and were assisting RPS members on this operation. The male suspect was safely negotiated out of the vehicle and taken into custody by about 4:15 p.m. The investigation resulted in charges against the suspect.
Thirty-one year-old Michael Riley OBEY, of the Fort Qu’Appelle District, is charged with:
- Escape Lawful Custody/Unlawfully at Large [145(1) CC];
- Robbery [344(1)(b) CC]; and
- 2 X Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer [270.02 CC].
OBEY made his first court appearance on these new charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2021.