Lacombe man charged with assault causing bodily harm, intimidation

Distraught woman notified police from secluded area July 12th

On July 12th, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Innisfail RCMP responded to a complaint for a distraught female who was camping where the Red Deer and Medicine Rivers meet.

Innisfail RCMP made contact with the female who stated she had been assaulted by her male companion. The victim was stuck on the South side of the river and could not leave the situation.

Due to the high river flow and the secluded area, Innisfail RCMP received assistance from Red Deer County Search & Rescue, Rocky Mountain House Search & Rescue, Innisfail and Red Deer County Fire Departments, the Civilian Aviation Search & Rescue, Red Deer County Community Peace Officers, Raven Crime Watch, and Rocky Mountain House RCMP. Due to the assistance from multiple agencies and the public, the victim was located and RCMP were able to arrest the male.

Fritz Solberg, 38, of Lacombe was arrested without incident and was charged with assault causing bodily harm; choking to overcome resistance, intimidation, uttering threats and theft under $5,000.

Solberg has been remanded to attend Red Deer Provincial Court on July 16th.

-Submitted

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