Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Amber Alert Suspect in Custody, Facing Murder Charge

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Amber Alert Suspect in Custody, Facing Murder Charge

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Amber Alert suspect facing murder charge

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CREIGHTON, Sask. - A charge of first-degree murder has been laid against a man arrested after the fatal shooting of a teenage boy and the abduction of his girlfriend in northern Saskatchewan.

Police say Jonas Budd, 43, surrendered late Thursday evening in Sturgeon Landing, Sask., close to the Manitoba boundary.

"At approximately 10:30 p.m., Budd was taken into custody without incident." said RCMP Sgt. Craig Cleary.

Officers had maintained a perimeter around the home of Budd's brother for nearly a day. They had been communicating with Budd to try to bring about his surrender. Cleary says the Mounties had a strong presence at the site.

"There were in excess of 40 members. We had multiple units attending from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. If I'm not mistaken, we also had members from Alberta assisting us."

Besides the murder charge, Budd is facing six other counts, including kidnapping with a weapon, uttering threats, break and enter, plus three weapons-related offences. …

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