55 year old Robert Hoefman was arrested and charged after a nearly month long investigation.
Medicine Hat Police have arrested a man they say was involved in an extortion case involving severe threats of violence. 55 year old Robert Hoefman was arrested on Wednesday following nearly a month long investigation. Inspector Brent Secondiak says Hoefman is considered a person of interest in the murder of James Satre. Secondiak says, "That's still something we're looking at as the investigation in the next few weeks and possibly months. I can tell you this case was extremely serious. Threats of violence and it's one of the most violent ones I personally that I have personally ever seen." Hoefman made a brief appearance in Medicine Hat court Thursday (Nov. 9) afternoon and was ordered to undergo a fitness evaluation. His next court date has been scheduled for November 21. ~~ Warren Affleck