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RCMP arrest wanted man after receiving tip from a member of the public

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The arrest was a result of a tip from a civilian who recognized Rogerson while on a ferry crossing.

“This is a great example of the partnership between the RCMP, members of the media and in turn the public,” Assistant District Officer of Western Alberta District, Inspector Lyle Gelinas said. “This tip from a member of the public was instrumental in spotting this individual, notifying the police and in turn arresting him without incident.”

The man hunt for Rogerson began after he was accused of threatening a woman with a firearm and kidnapping her at a Fox Creek business location.

Rogerson is looking at nearly a dozen different charges, including armed robbery, kidnapping with a firearm, assault with a weapon, uttering death threats, pointing a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of a restricted firearm.

Rogerson has yet to seek bail and further information about his court appearance will be provided at a later time.