An inmate serving a sentence at a community training home in Prince Albert has been charged in connection to a violent robbery in a nearby community last week.
According to Prince Albert RCMP, officers were called to a residence in Red Wing, just north of the city, for a report of an assault around 8:43 p.m. on June 25.
In a joint news release Thursday, RCMP and the Ministry of Corrections stated a man had pulled up in a truck outside the home and then attacked a man who was leaving the residence.
Police said the suspect stole the man’s watch before leaving the scene.
After the robbery, the victim walked back inside where he became unresponsive.
Police said the man, whose age was not disclosed, was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
According to officials, there is no indication at this time that the death is related to the robbery as initial findings from the autopsy point to a medical issue.
However, the investigation is ongoing with assistance from the RCMP’s general investigation section, forensic identification section and the provincial coroner’s office.
Prince Albert RCMP have arrested 21-year-old Sheldon Hilliard Goodvoice, who is a provincial corrections inmate, in connection to the alleged robbery.
He was being monitored and under conditions while serving his sentence at a community training home. The RCMP news release did not state Goodvoice’s previous conviction.
He’s charged with violent robbery and is scheduled to appear in court again in Prince Albert Friday morning.