EPS members responded to a report of an armed robbery early Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m.
The assailant hired a local taxi company then forced the driver from the vehicle at knifepoint, subsequently stealing the vehicle.
Police located him travelling westbound on Hwy 39 and with the assistance from the RCMP and Weyburn Police Service, disabled the vehicle with the use of tire deflation devices. The subject then fled on foot. The identity of the accused was determined through other investigative means and the subject was taken into custody around 4:30 a.m.
23 year old Riley Mills-Miller, of Estevan, is facing the following charges:
- Steal a motor vehicle with an offensive weapon contrary to Section 344(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
- In committing an assault, threaten to use a weapon contrary to Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code.
- While being pursued by police fail to stop contrary to Section 320.17 of the Criminal Code.
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle contrary to Section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code.
- Did have in his possession a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code.
- While bound by a Probation Order did fail to keep the peace contrary to Section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code.
He has been remanded into custody and will appear in court on Monday morning.
The driver of the taxi was not injured during the incident.
Estevan Police Service
301 11 Ave,
Phone: (306) 634-4767