A 30-year-old man from Tobique First Nation, N.B., has been charged following a domestic disturbance in Beechwood.
On September 15, 2023, members of the Western Valley Region RCMP responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Beechwood. When police arrived, a man attempted to flee the scene, but was arrested a short time later following a foot pursuit with police. Police also seized a handgun that was located nearby the suspect.
Subsequent to the arrest, the man was placed in the back of a police vehicle where he then became very aggressive, causing damage to the police vehicle.
On September 18, Philip Sappier-Solomon appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court, and was charged with:
- Two counts of possession of a restricted firearm without a licence
- Two counts of uttering threats
- Two counts of assault
- Two counts of mischief and damage to property
- Possession of a restricted weapon while prohibited
- Possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence
- Being an occupant of a motor vehicle while knowing there was a firearm within the vehicle
- Possession of a restricted firearm and ammunition without a licence
- Assault with a weapon
Philip Sappier-Solomon returned to court on September 19, and was remanded into custody until his next appearance on September 28.
Members of the Woodstock Police Force and RCMP Police Dog Services also assisted with this investigation.