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Fort McMurray man with outstanding warrants arrested in Boyle


Alberta RCMP arrested a couple on outstanding warrants at a residence south of Boyle.

37-year-old Travis Overton of Fort McMurray and 36-year-old Nicole Murphy from Athabasca face numerous charges.

On Oct. 21, 2020, Boyle RCMP executed a search warrant at a property, where officers identified several licence plates and vehicles previously reported stolen.

With assistance from the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, they recovered $250,000 in stolen property.

The property included two firearms, multiple stolen licence plates, electric bike parts, an SUV, truck and trailers, motorcycle, and personal identification including photo licenses and credit cards.

Police charged Overton and Murphy with possession of a controlled substance being methamphetamine, and two counts of failing to comply with a release order.

They also face two counts of possession of ammunition contrary to an order and 12 counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

RCMP in Wood Buffalo and Strathcona wanted Overton on several warrants, which included 17 offences.

Wood Buffalo RCMP and Athabasca RCMP also wanted Murphy on outstanding warrants that included eight offences.

Overton remains in custody and will appear in court in Athabasca on Nov. 9, 2020.

Police released Murphy, who will appear for multiple court dates at various locations.