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Man who pulled gun on officer in Debden headed to trial

There was a Canada-wide warrant for Kyle Standing at the time of his arrest

WHITEFISH - A trial is set for a man who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and who allegedly pulled a firearm on a police officer, which prompted Debden School to go into secure-and-hold protocol.

Big River RCMP say that 23-year-old Kyle Standing was arrested three hours after an alleged incident on June 17 that started when officers saw a suspicious vehicle parked behind a business on main street in Debden.

Police determined the vehicle was stolen and when an officer started speaking with Standing near the vehicle, he allegedly drew a firearm on the officer before fleeing on foot.

Big River RCMP, Shellbrook RCMP, Spiritwood RCMP, Saskatchewan RCMP Police Dog Service, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Conservation Officers and Saskatchewan Highway Patrol Officers searched for Standing. As a precaution, Debden Public School went into secure-and-hold protocol during the search.

RCMP located and arrested Standing in someone’s yard in Debden, a tiny village of about 337 people. He was charged with assault on a police officer with a weapon, three counts of resisting/obstructing a peace officer, carry a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

At the time of his arrest, RCMP say that Standing was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for a parole violation.

The charges against Standing haven’t been proven in court.

Standing’s trial is set for January 2022 in Whitefish Big River Circuit Court.

Debden is 94 kilometres northwest from Prince Albert.