Man charged in homicide is known to police

Lyndon William Grant Olsen previously arrested for two armed robberies

  • Feb. 8, 2017 4:02 p.m.

CHARGED - Lyndon Olsen

The man charged in the death of a 25-year-old woman has a history with police.

Lyndon William Grant Olsen, 34, was arrested on Monday and charged with manslaughter using a firearm after a 25-year-old woman died in hospital on Feb. 1st.

Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of shots having been fired in the area of a townhouse complex located near the intersection of 43rd St. and 54th Ave. at 6:13 a.m. last Wednesday.

A short time later, police received a report of a pickup truck having collided with a power pole on 42nd St. leading up to the hospital. Police have confirmed the two crime scenes on that morning were linked to the homicide.

Officials said minutes after a report of shots fired on Feb. 1st in the area of 43rd St. and 54th Ave., RCMP located an injured woman in a vehicle near the hospital.

The woman was taken to hospital, where she later died of her injuries. The autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary on Feb. 2nd determined that the death of the 25-year-old woman was a homicide.

Olsen was arrested on Monday shortly after 10 a.m. in the area of 39th St. and 43rd Ave. after a minor collision between the vehicle he was a passenger in and a police vehicle.

Meanwhile, Olsen does have a history with Red Deer police.

On Dec. 12th, 2016, RCMP issued a warrant for Olsen, a third suspect in the armed robbery at Bell Fever Lounge at 4620 50th St. on Nov. 23rd, 2015, after the investigation revealed that a third man drove the truck the suspects fled in.

During the course of the ongoing investigation, Red Deer RCMP also identified Olsen as a suspect in an attempted armed robbery at Post Time Lounge on Nov. 23, 2015. That attempt failed, as the lounge was closed when two armed men were caught on surveillance cameras trying to enter the building.

Olsen was arrested regarding these matters on Feb. 11, 2016. He was charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, two counts of robbery using a firearm, two counts of extortion using a firearm, disguise with intent, two counts of failing to comply with recognizance and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Olsen remains in custody. The RCMP will not be releasing any further information pertaining to the homicide investigation given that it is now before the court.

As well, at the request of the victim’s family, RCMP are not releasing her name.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

Just Posted

Klaus testifies he falsely confessed to triple-homicide in Mr. Big sting

Klaus said confessions were made in order to further position within criminal organization

Red Deer River Naturalists host guest speaker

Bradley Peter will talk about new methods of lake monitoring

Superintendent Ken Foster sees progress in city policing

Red Deer RCMP Superintendent has been on the job for a year and has seen success

Accused Jason Klaus testifies in triple-homicide trial in Red Deer

Klaus charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of arson

WATCH: Red Deerians come together to ‘light the night’

Traditional Red Deer Lights the Night sees thousands

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

Canadian screen stars want ‘action’ from industry meeting on sexual misconduct

‘Of course there’s been sexual harassment here. Absolutely. No question.’

Opioid prescriptions up across Canada: report

The report shows the number of opioid prescriptions rose by almost seven per cent, while daily doses on average dropped

Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci warns that Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Health Canada hints at government’s plans for legal pot

Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regulations

Washington governor tells BC don’t be ‘daunted’ by Trump

“I want to assure this assembly that no matter who is in the White House, it won’t affect Washington state’s relationship with Canada or British Columbia.”

Feds plan to spend billions on housing strategy

However much of the $15.9 billion will not be spent until after the next election in 2019

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Most Read