Sister says RCMP considering letting family to talk Jonas Budd into surrendering

A “large contingent” of RCMP officers have surrounded a home in Sturgeon Landing, Sask., and negotiators are trying to convince the surrender of man wanted as a suspect in the murder of a Lac La Ronge boy and the kidnapping of the boy’s girlfriend.

APTN National News
STURGEON LANDING, Sask.– The sister of a man wanted as a suspect in a kidnapping and a murder who is currently surrounded in a Sturgeon Landing, Sask., home by RCMP officers says she could soon be allowed to try to talk him into surrendering.

Joyce Budd said she was contacted by an RCMP officer earlier this evening who said she would be allowed to speak to her brother Jonas Budd, if police fail to convince him to surrender by 6 p.m. local time.

“If my brother doesn’t turn himself in at 6 p.m., the police are going to allow me to talk to my brother,” Joyce Budd, posted on her Facebook page. “I’m hoping they’re going to take us to Sturgeon and I can physically see my brother.”

APTN National News has been communicating with the sister over Facebook and she alerted APTN to her post shortly before she published it.

After the deadline passed, Budd said the RCMP then took a non-committal position on the initial offer.

A spokesperson for Saskatchewan RCMP said there was nothing “new to report” about the situation.

Joyce Budd said her brother Jonas Budd is in a house that once belonged to their father and he was surrounded by a “SWAT” team.

Budd has been on the run from Saskatchewan RCMP since the early morning hours Wednesday. Budd fled a Lac La Ronge, Sask., home after allegedly kidnapping Kayla Notamagan,17, from a home where Dustin Bird, 17, was found dead.

Budd released the girl in Manitoba, just across the provincial boundary, and then fled several kilometres back into Saskatchewan on foot and through the bush to Sturgeon Landing.

The RCMP tracked Budd to his current location.

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