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Man wanted by Loon Lake RCMP now seeks bail

Kashtin Sandfly was wanted for an incident where a man was injured after gun shots were fired at a home on Island Lake First Nation in December 2021

MEADOW LAKE – A 22-year-old man who was wanted by police for a shooting on Island Lake First Nation is seeking bail.

On April 28 a show cause hearing was scheduled for May 5 in Meadow Lake court for Kashtin Sandfly.

Police charged Sandfly with discharging a firearm with intent and being in a vehicle knowing there was a firearm. They released his photo to the public and said he was considered armed and dangerous. When describing him, police said Sandfly had a tattoo with the word “Loyalty” above his left eyebrow.

The charges stem from a Dec. 21, 2021, incident where a shot was fired at a home on Island Lake First Nation around 8 a.m., which injured a man inside. Approximately four hours later, Loon Lake RCMP responded to a report of an injured man inside a vehicle. They found the vehicle on a remote heavily snow-covered road and an injured man was inside. Police had to transport him to a main road so he could receive medical attention.

As a result of the investigation, police also charged 30-year-old Kirk Crookedneck, from Island Lake First Nation with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and discharging a firearm while being reckless. Andrew Opikokew, 22, from Mudie Lake First Nation, and Harold Jr. Mitsuing, 32, of Island Lake First Nation, were charged with discharging a firearm while being reckless, and being an occupant of a vehicle with a firearm.

The charges against the accused haven’t been proven in court.

Mitsuing was also wanted by police and they released his photo saying he was considered armed and dangerous. 

Sandfly had an appearance in Lloydminster court April 6 on an additional charge of possession of property over $5,000 obtained by crime. Defence Andrew Lyster had asked the court for that charge to stay in Lloydminster but Crown Prosecutor Oryn Holm objected saying he wanted that charge waived back to Meadow Lake to be included with his charges there. Judge Michelle Baldwin waived Sandfly’s matter back to Meadow Lake court.



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