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Amber Alert ends with arrest in Brule

Voice Staff

An amber alert issued in the early morning hours of Dec. 20 for a 14-month-old resulted in the arrest of the child’s father later that same day in Brule.

Cody Armstrong, 41, was taken into custody without incident and charged with choking while committing an assault, uttering threats, mischief under $5,000, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Hinton Provincial Court on Jan. 15 via closed circuit television.

RCMP reported that the child, Waylon Armstrong, and his mother were visiting Cody when an altercation took place. 

An update issued by the RCMP stated that Cody left the residence at around 2:30 am with Waylon, but RCMP said later that the vehicle Cody was driving was found back at the residence.

The amber alert and resulting investigation led to a large police presence at the home through the afternoon.

Access to Brule was shut down and residents were not allowed to enter or leave until Armstrong was taken into custody.