On May 29, 2023, at approximately 9:56 p.m. Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a report of an assault and theft at a business in the area of 99 Avenue and 92 Street Grande Prairie.

A male suspect entered the business and attempted to steal items but was confronted by an employee. An altercation took place in which the suspect assaulted the employee and threatened to use a knife. The suspect fled from the store prior to police arrival.  The victim sustained serious but non life threatening injuries as a result of the assault. 

RCMP were able to identify the suspect and located him in the area of 97 Street and 100 Avenue. The suspect initially fled on foot from police but was located and arrested soon after with the assistance of Grande Prairie RCMP Police Dog Service. 

Jayden Ferguson (26) of no fixed address is facing the following charges:

·         Robbery

·         Assault causing bodily harm

·         Assault with a weapon

·         Resist arrest x 2

Following a judicial hearing Ferguson was remanded into custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on May 31, 2023. 

As these matters are now before the courts, no further details will be provided.