Ile-a-la-Crosse Standoff Suspects Identified

Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 13:34



A 44-year-old Saskatoon man accused of being involved in an armed standoff with police this past weekend in Ile-a-la-Crosse will remain behind bars until his next court appearance.


Michel Frank Bouvier, who has ties to Ile-a-la-Crosse, was arrested on Saturday after RCMP surrounded a home in the northern village the Mounties say Bouvier and a female accomplice were holed up in.


The police allege the pair had visited the home early that day and shots were fired, eventually forcing the occupants to flee.


Bouvier appeared in a provincial courtroom yesterday in Buffalo Narrows, where he was remanded into custody.


He faces numerous charges, including armed robbery and attempted murder.


A 20-year-old Saskatoon woman, Lisa Smith, was also charged in the incident with robbery-related offences. She was released on an undertaking with a promise to return.


Both Smith and Bouvier will appear in Ile-a-la-Crosse Provincial Court on May 9th.