On March 28, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers with the Ste Rose du Lac RCMP were conducting a patrol in Ebb and Flow First Nation when they observed a 31-year-old man, known to have several outstanding Warrants of Arrest.

The officers attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect failed to stop for police. Due to public safety concerns, a pursuit was not initiated.

The suspect's vehicle was located a short distance away as it had entered a ditch at the end of a dead-end road. The suspect fled on foot but was apprehended after pursuit.

A 29-year-old female passenger, from Ebb and Flow First Nation, was arrested on scene and later released for a court date scheduled for May 28 in Dauphin.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Jesse St. Paul, 31, of Portage la Prairie, was charged with Operation while Prohibited, Flight from Police and numerous firearms-related offences. 

He was remanded in to custody for a court appearance scheduled for April 3 in Dauphin.