MEADOW LAKE – A 26-year-old Sandy Bay man was sentenced to 14 months in jail.
Kiefer Morin pleaded guilty Wednesday to flight from police, dangerous driving, possession of property obtained by crime, resisting arrest, assault, and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Morin, and Madisson Tinker, 24, were arrested in Meadow Lake June 2021. According to RCMP, around 7 a.m. June 4 they received two calls that a silver car was driving erratically as it approached Meadow Lake on Highway 55. Police determined the car was stolen from Prince Albert.
RCMP located the vehicle on the highway and attempted to initiate a traffic stop but Morin didn’t stop. Soon after, police found the car in a parking lot of a business on the 100 block of 9 Street West in Meadow Lake.
An RCMP officer pulled his cruiser behind the car and tried arresting Morin but he backed into the police vehicle with the car and Tinker tried to prevent police from arresting Morin.
A second RCMP officer arrived to assist and two civilians from inside the business helped police and Morin was arrested. Tinker ran from the car with a firearm. She was arrested about a block away by the same civilians and police. The stock of a shotgun was seized from a garbage bin nearby.
Right after the arrests the two police officers experienced symptoms possibly associated with inhaling a foreign substance and they were treated by medical professionals. Meadow Lake RCMP S/Sgt. Ryan How said the officers involved reported they were feeling better soon after.
In October, Tinker was sentenced to eight months in jail on a weapons and theft charge.
The court heard that Tinker was homeless at the time and she now planned to deal with her drug addiction and had reached out to a group that helps gang members leave the lifestyle. STR8UP offers outreach services and programs, provides advocacy and support in prisons and courtrooms, and connects former gang members with community supports and resources. They help gang members get out of the gang, return to school, get a job, find housing and stay out of prison.
Morin was given a one-year driving prohibition, a 10-year ban on owning firearms, and he must submit his DNA to the National DNA Databank.