After an investigation spanning 16 months and two provinces, the RCMP have made a third arrest in the June 2014 murder of Devin Pisch of Grande Prairie.
Yesterday, police arrested 43 year-old Thomas Sutton of Tumbler Ridge. He is charged him with Second Degree Murder in the death of Pisch.
Thomas Sutton is being transported from British Columbia to appear before a Justice of the Peace in Alberta; a date for Sutton to appear in court has not been set.
Members of the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit and Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment have been working on the case steadily.
They received valuable assistance from the BC RCMP through the detachments in Tumbler Ridge, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
On June 25th, 2014, Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment responded to several complaints of gunshots at a location known locally as “Cutbank,” south of Grande Prairie.
Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered in a wooded area a dead man, identified as Devin Pisch. In addition, police located a second man who had non-life threatening injuries.
An autopsy conducted by the Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Mr. Pisch’s death was a homicide and that he had died of gunshot injuries.