Man originally from Fort Good Hope makes bail after being charged with robbing Yellowknife cabbie

A Yellowknife man, who is originally from Fort Good Hope, has been granted bail after he was charged earlier this month, along with his brother, after a taxi cab driver was mugged.

Dean McNeely, 32, who is charged with robbery, was freed from custody in a Yellowknife Justice of the Peace court on $500 bail.

He is to live in Yellowknife, abide by a curfew and have no contact with the cabbie or a possible witness to the alleged robbery.

RCMP stated in a news release last week that they were called about 7:30 a.m. on June 5 to an alley behind the Grayling Manor apartment on 53 St. after the taxi driver reported he had been roughed up and robbed.

He suffered minor injuries.

According to court documents, cash and a cellphone were stolen.

Police located the suspects, who were on foot, later in the day uptown near Woolgar Ave. and Byrne Rd. and were eventually able to apprehend them and another man using a police dog.

Police say one of the McNeelys, they haven’t said which one, was hurt in an interaction with the police dog.

They don’t say whether he was bitten.

The third man was released without being charged, police stated.

Tevin McNeely, 22, Dean McNeely’s brother, is to appear Wednesday for a bail hearing.

Grayling Manor was also the scene of an non-fatal shooting last month.

Police haven’t said if they think the two incidents are related.

If you have information that could held in the ongoing investigation call RCMP at 867-669-1111, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637,


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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.