A 30-year-old Melville woman will spend the next seven-plus years in a federal prison, after admitting her guilt, in connection with a string of incidents in April.
On April 14th, RCMP say a theft from a gas station in Lashburn, involved a taxi van alleged to have been part of a robbery and assault in Regina, the previous evening.
Police spotted the vehicle on Highway 16, and pursued it until it stopped west of Delmas, where a firearm was discharged from the van, leading RCMP to respond in kind, and the van eventually became stuck in the ditch, leading to the arrests of Verena Petruka and 19-year-old Tristan Pinder, of Elk Point, Alberta.
In North Battleford Provincial Court.on Friday (9th), Pretruka was sentenced to 2,788 days in jail, and given a ten-year firearm ban, to be enforced upon her release, after pleading guilty last month, to two counts, including Discharging a Firearm with Intent.
Pinder has been committed to stand trial in Battlefords Court of Queen’s Bench, however a trial date has yet to be set.