Criminal well known to police arrested in Red Deer

A man with a lengthy criminal history in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Innisfail is in custody

A man with a lengthy criminal history in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Innisfail is in custody after a failed attempt to evade arrest last week.

Twelve charges were laid against 20-year-old Logan Taylor Marshall following a high-speed pursuit in Red Deer Jan. 22. The 12 new charges are in addition to 20 others previously laid against him.

Marshall was arrested after Red Deer RCMP identified and tracked a stolen truck as it exited the Bower Place Shopping Centre parking lot around 8 p.m. The vehicle was tracked as it made its way onto 32 St., Taylor Dr. and 43 St., while police prepared to intercept it by moving officers ahead of it.

The driver ran a red light after emergency lights were activated at 43 St. and 52 Ave., and drove at a high speed into oncoming traffic. Police chose not to pursue it, deeming it too risky in a high-traffic area. They were able to keep tracking it through various reports, however, as it made its way south and onto Hwy 2A.

The suspect was located later that evening at a Super 8 Motel by members of the Red Deer RCMP General Investigative Section (GIS) and a recently formed regional Priority Crimes Task Force.

Marshall was arrested without incident around 11 p.m. with help from a Calgary Police Service helicopter.

Police say Marshall is well known to them, and were pleased to arrest him without endangering the public.

“Police officers get to know the prolific criminals in their communities, and this suspect was easily identified as he tried to evade police,” said Sgt. Eric McKenzie of the Red Deer RCMP in a statement Jan. 23. “We will not endanger the public by engaging in a pursuit where the suspect is putting the lives of innocent people at risk, but we knew who we were looking for, and we found him and arrested him when it wouldn’t create a danger to the public.”

Marshall was remanded and scheduled to appear in court in Red Deer via CCTV Jan. 27 to face a number of new charges, including flight from police, possession of GHB, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and eight counts of breach of court orders.

Possession of a drug for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose were among the charges previously laid against him.

Sylvan Lake RCMP officers make up the regional Priority Crimes Task Force along with officers from Red Deer RCMP GIS, Innisfail and Blackfalds. Lacombe Police Service also supports the task force, which aims to enhance communication between, and share criminal intelligence among, participating detachments. Prolific property crimes offenders are part of its strategic focus.

Officers from participating detachments act as “eyes on the street” as they aggressively seek out stolen vehicles during community patrols and while responding to calls.


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