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Preliminary hearing set for Wetaskiwin man charged with attempted murder for Ponoka shooting

2 suspects were arrested in Banff several days after downtown shooting
Officers secure the scene in front of the Leland Hotel on Sept. 21, 2022. (File photo)

The preliminary hearing has been set for a Wetaskiwin man and another suspect charged with attempted murder for a shooting in downtown Ponoka last fall.

Anthony Kelsey Lee Omeasoo, 29, a resident of Wetaskiwin, and Eldon James Saddleback Junior, 34, stand accused.

In the early hours on Sept. 21, 2022, Ponoka RCMP received reports of a shooting near the Leland Hotel.

A victim with what appeared to be multiple gun shot wounds was identified and taken to hospital by STARS in stable condition.

Saddleback and Omeasoo were apprehended in Banff National Park a few days later on Sept. 26.

After being adjourned several times since January, 2023, a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 5, 2024, at the Ponoka Court of Justice.

Emily Jaycox

About the Author: Emily Jaycox

I'm a reporter for Ponoka News and have lived in Ponoka since 2015.
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