Two women arrested after carjacking

Two women, Junelle Desjarlais and Jessica Wildcat, have been arrested following a carjacking on Grant MacEwan Blvd. near Township Rd. 500 on August 3rd at about 10:45 p.m. 

Two women, Junelle Desjarlais (36) and Jessica Wildcat (30), have been arrested following a carjacking on Grant MacEwan Blvd. near Township Rd. 500 on August 3rd at about 10:45 p.m. 

A man and woman were parked in their car on the gravel road and the two suspects approached them and used bear spray on the victims. Three more suspects showed up and the male suspect threatened the two people with an axe demanding money and the keys to the vehicle.  Both victims exited the vehicle and a female suspect assaulted the male victim with a sword. Desjarlais and Wildcat then drove off in the stolen car.

Leduc RCMP and Edmonton Police Services Air 1 were able to catch the two women after they drove into the ditch around Highway 623 and Range Road 235. A tire deflation device was laid but was unsuccessful.

The victims of the carjacking were transported to hospital where they were treated and released. Leduc RCMP is looking to identify and locate the other male and female suspects.

Junelle Desjarlais of Wetaskiwin is to appear in Leduc court on Aug. 6th facing the following charges:

  • Dangerous operation
  • Robbery with a weapon
  • Assault with a weapon X2
  • Theft of motor vehicle·Obstruction
  • Theft under $5000

Jessica Wildcat of Maskwacis will be appearing in Leduc Court on Aug. 27th facing the following charges:

  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Robbery with a weapon
  • Assault with a weapon X2
  • Theft under $5000

If you have any information about this incident or the other suspects, please contact the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.p3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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