RCMP have arrested a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a boy and the abduction of his girlfriend in northern Saskatchewan.
Jonas Budd surrendered around 10:30 last night in Sturgeon Landing, Saskatchewan near the Manitoba border. The RCMP had maintained a perimeter around the home of Budd’s brother for nearly a day.
The search for Budd began in Manitoba and Saskatchewan on Wednesday after a 17 year old Dustin Bird was fatally shot on the Lac La Ronge First Nation. An amber alert was issued for his girlfriend Kayla Natomagan but it was cancelled when she was found near Cranberry Portage.
Police say Budd is facing several charges including break and enter, first degree murder, kidnapping with a weapon, uttering threats, pointing a weapon, possessing a dangerous weapon and possessing a firearm while prohibited. He will appear in a La Ronge courtroom on Monday.