Mounties arrest man with warrants in Ontario, Alberta
Trevor Norman John Legge is seen here in an undated photograph.
Published Friday, August 31, 2012 7:45PM EDT
HINTON, Alta. -- A man wanted by police for allegedly trying to run them over and stealing high-powered rifles has been taken into custody in Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills.
Mounties say Trevor Norman John Legge, who is 30, was found at a rural location outside Hinton on Thursday.
Legge, who is formerly from Grand Falls, NL., had been the subject of a Canada-wide warrant for several weeks and police considered him armed and dangerous.
RCMP say the man resisted arrest but was restrained and taken into custody with the help of a police dog.
Police seized a rifle and a stolen vehicle.
Police say they were attempting to stop a Jeep Cherokee for a traffic violation near Whitecourt in July and when officers tracked the vehicle into the bush they say the driver attempted to run them over.
The Jeep crashed into a tree and the man escaped on foot.
Mounties say Legge also has warrants for his arrest in Ontario.