Warrant out for Leo Crockwell

Published on July 15, 2014
Leo Crockwell. — Telegram file photo

It’s likely the police are banking on Leo Crockwell being easier to catch this time than last.

A warrant has been issued for Crockwell’s arrest following a breach of probation on June 16.

On June 1, 2012, Crockwell was convicted of firearms charges as a result of an eight-day armed standoff with the RCMP in December 2010. He fired shots at a police robot attempting to deliver letters and a police phone to him, he ignored loudspeaker pleas to put down his firearms and surrender, and he fired upon police officers attempting to approach the home to arrest him. Water cannons and tear gas were shot into the Bay Bulls home and the power was cut off.

In the end, Crockwell snuck out of the house and away from the scene without police seeing him. He was picked up the next day at a relative’s home. He was sentenced to four years with three years’ probation. He was released in December, 2013.

Despite being wanted by the police, Crockwell was heard live Tuesday afternoon on a local call-in radio show, appearing to defend his reasons for breaching probation.

*This article has been corrected for typographical errors.