A Hobbema man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the death of Winston Crier on May 6th.

The 26-year-old suspect has been taken into custody and will appear in court next week.

Hobbema RCMP made the arrest, and were assisted in their investigation by specialized police units from Wetaskiwin and Red Deer.

"We would like to thank the community for the tremendous support they have offered, " said RCMP Insp. Charles Wood in a release.

"That we were able to solve this case so quickly is a direct result of the community's willingness to work alongside the RCMP."