On the morning of December 2, 2019, members of the Red Deer RCMP Downtown Patrol Unit responded to an incident at an apartment building in downtown Red Deer. While investigating the scene, members discovered a male suffering from a head injury from an alleged attack with a machete.
Quentin Strawberry (38) of O’Chiese First Nation was located and arrested by police on outstanding warrants for failure to comply with conditions of his release on bail.
An investigation led RCMP to charge Strawberry in relation to the attack. New charges include;
- attempted murder
- obstructing a police officer
- breach of recognizance X 6
Strawberry is also facing previously existing charges, including 2nd degree murder, from the March 29, 2019 homicide of Joseph Junior Alfred Gallant. Strawberry was arrested on this charge on April 16, 2019.
On November 20, 2019, Strawberry was granted bail, with restrictions including a 24-hour curfew, keeping the peace, and not possessing anything intended to be used as a weapon. Strawberry failed to comply with all conditions and was subsequently charged for breaching his release conditions on November 20, 25 and 26.
Strawberry will remain in custody until his next court date on December 11, 2019 at Red Deer Provincial Court.
Red Deer RCMP
File No. 20191829045