The RCMP Major Crimes Unit South (MCU) have laid charges against two adult males and two adult females in relation to a homicide which occurred on April 11 at a residence on the Samson Cree Nation.

At 2:15 a.m., on April 11, Maskwacis RCMP responded to a complaint of a disturbance in the residence.  Attending members located an adult male who appeared to be seriously injured.  EMS attended and at approximately 2:50 a.m., pronounced the victim, 34-year-old Jonathan Wallace Nepoose, deceased.

RCMP MCU South took carriage of the investigation with the assistance of Red Deer Forensic Identification Section and the Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP.  Five adults were initially detained at the residence, without incident.

On April 12 in the morning an autopsy was conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton. 

26-year-old Jayson Griffith Soosay and 25-year-old Percy Levon Soosay, both of Maskwacis, have each been charged with Second Degree Murder.

21-year-old Madison Rochelle Ward and 20-year-old Taylor Alyssa Threefingers, both of Maskwacis have each been charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder.

All four accused have been remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on April 17.

The fifth adult who was initially detained at the residence has been released from custody with no charges.

The investigation into this homicide continues with the assistance of RCMP Units including the Forensic Identification Section.  Investigational details will not be provided by the RCMP.

More Local News

Kraay Family Farm Creates CFR Inspired Corn Maze

Since 2000, the Kraay Family Farm has opened their doors to the public during the summer, offering a family friendly destination filled with fun and games, all while learning about life on the farm.…

RDC Extends Lease at Donald School of Business for 10 Years

Offering a variety of programs including a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management, Business Administration, and the newly introduced Human Resources Graduate certificate, the Donald School of…

Didsbury RCMP execute search warrant at Syndicate Motorcycle Club Red Deer Clubhouse

Four people face charges including kidnapping, forcible confinement and drug charges after an investigation by Didsbury RCMP into an alleged home invasion and kidnapping that had ties to an outlaw…

Dreeshen, Kenney, celebrate big UCP win in Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

United Conservative Party candidate Devin Dreeshen was elected to become the next MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake on Thursday night, winning just under 82 per cent of the vote. The NDP’s Nicole Mooney…

Lacombe Airport to Install New Solar Runway Lights Ahead of Schedule

Originally scheduled to take place in 2022, the Lacombe Regional Airport is getting some light upgrades this fall, after they received a grant from the Alberta governments Strategic Transportation…

UPDATE: RCMP say Maggie Sulyak, 14, found

The RCMP are no longer seeking assistance in locating Maggie Sulyak. She has been located and media is thanked for their assistance. The 14 year old had been reported missing on July 7.

Sylvan Lake RCMP recover stolen property and execute warrants

On July 10, after responding to an unrelated welfare check in the Sylvan Lake RV Park, the RCMP arrested an adult male and recovered a stolen holiday trailer. At around 10:00 a.m. the RCMP attended…

Getting out for some Fun in the Sun

When she was in Grade 10, Lacombe's Sarina Aryal looked outside. Then she looked inside, where she found children, cooped up instead of enjoying the outdoors. That's when she decided to start Fun in…

Fewer Grass Fires, but More Vehicle Collisions so Far this Year, Says Lacombe County

Warm weather mixed with the occasional rain storm has local fire fighters remaining optimistic about the low chances of grass fires resulting from dry conditions, but it's always better to be safe…

Maskwacis RCMP Looking for Answers in Woman Hit and Killed by Car

From Maskwacis RCMP: In the early morning hours of July 6, 2018, the Maskwacis RCMP responded to a call to assist EMS in Ermineskin. A 29-year-old female was located outside, deceased, and the RCMP…

CochraneNow.com is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login