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Kelowna man arrested, charged with Alberta murder

Adam Pearson is wanted for a murder in Grand Prairie.
May 28, 2020 - 5:28 PM

One man was arrested and another remains on the lam in a high profile Kelowna takedown related to a northern Alberta murder case.

Alberta’s RCMP Major Crimes unit executed two search warrants and an arrest warrant in Kelowna on May 27.

Benjamin Pearson, 25 was taken into custody and charged with the first degree murder of Cody Michaloski, who was killed in Grand Prairie Alta. October 2019.

Cpl. Deanna Fontaine, an Alberta RCMP media relations officer, said Pearson is awaiting his return to Edmonton, where a bail hearing will be held. It has yet to be scheduled. 

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes also obtained an arrest warrant for his brother, Adam Pearson.

Fontaine said he’s not believed to be in Kelowna, though his whereabouts remain unknown.

“Alberta RCMP Major Crimes are asking the public's assistance in locating Adam Pearson,” she said, in the release. “Please do not approach Adam Pearson, but contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or your local police.”

Pearson’s arrest was made possible with the work of the South East District, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – British Columbia, and the assistance of Southeast District RCMP Emergency Response Team and the Kelowna RCMP Forensic Identification Section.

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Further updates will be provided when additional information is available.

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