Lindsay now facing new charge
A new charge has been laid against the son of a former Edmonton police chief who is a possible person of interest in the murder of an Alberta woman.
Mark Lindsay made a brief appearance in Kamloops provincial court this morning (Oct. 20), where court heard he is now facing a new charge in relation to an alleged stabbing incident involving an undercover cop a month ago in Barriere.
The Kamloops Crown office has laid a single count of aggravated assault against the 24-year-old Edmonton man, to go along with charges of robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon filed after his arrest last month.
Lindsay was appearing by video from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre, where he's been held since his arrest.
In court this morning, Lindsay's defence lawyer Sheldon Tate said his client has made "a significant request for disclosure" from the Crown and police.
They're still waiting for the disclosure. Until then, Lindsay will not enter a plea or make an election regarding the charges.
Lindsay was arrested by Kamloops RCMP near McLure in the early-morning hours of Sept. 21.
It's believed he had been travelling with an undercover Edmonton Mountie in a pickup truck hauling a trailer, apparently as part of a Mr. Big sting operation.
It's alleged Lindsay stabbed the undercover officer in Barriere and stole the truck and trailer.
He was arrested after being stopped by a Kamloops RCMP roadblock.
Mr. Big stings are elaborate undercover operations put on by the RCMP in which murder suspects are recruited into a fictitious criminal organization, which is actually made up of undercover Mounties.
The operatives attempt to gain the trust of the suspect by having him complete a number of tasks — often involving moving packages and staged violence.
The operations culminate in a meeting between the target and the fake gang's boss, at which the suspect is asked to come clean about any crimes he or she has committed.
KTW has learned Lindsay has been identified by police as a homicide suspect, but it's not known which murder he is suspected of having committed.
What is known is his girlfriend, 31-year-old Dana Turner, went missing on Aug. 14 — two days after he was released from jail in Edmonton after pleading guilty to stabbing her in the head.
The mother of three's body was found near Innisfail, Alta., 30 kilometres south of Red Deer, on Oct. 9.
Police have said they believe she was murdered, though investigators have not publicly identified Lindsay as a suspect.
RCMP media liaisons in B.C. and Alberta are not commenting on Lindsay's case, citing a publication ban on the file in Kamloops.
Lindsay is the son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay, who is now a deacon in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Mark Lindsay is slated to return to court on Oct. 31.