Man faces firearms charges

The Amherst News - - CUMBERLAND COUNTY -

A 52-year-old Wal­lace man is fac­ing a se­ries of firearms charges af­ter he al­legedly fired a hand­gun at a deer hunter in the Mid­dle­boro area.

On Oct. 27, the hunter heard a pop­ping sound and when he looked in the di­rec­tion of the noise, saw a man point­ing a hand­gun and fir­ing sev­eral shots at him.

He did not re­al­ize he was on pri­vate prop­erty at the time the shots were fired at him. The shooter got into a truck and drove away. The hunter, who was not in­jured, called 911 and pro­vided a de­scrip­tion of the truck to po­lice.

RCMP re­sponded and pro­vided con­tain­ment around the res­i­dence. Con­tact was made with the sus­pect by phone and the man walked out of his home and was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent.

The home was then searched and po­lice found a shot­gun, a ri­fle, a pis­tol and a car­bine as well as am­mu­ni­tion.

Some firearms were not prop­erly stored and as a re­sult all the firearms were seized from the res­i­dence.

The man is charged with four counts of care­less use of a firearm and sin­gle counts of dis­charg­ing a firearm while be­ing reck­less, point­ing a firearm, pos­ses­sion of a weapon for a dan­ger­ous pur­pose, car­ry­ing a con­cealed weapon and pos­sess­ing a firearm in a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

The man was re­leased from cus­tody on con­di­tions and is to re­turn to provin­cial court in Amherst on Dec. 17.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

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