Guysborough County District RCMP arrest man and seize firearms

January 8, 2023
Fox Island, Nova Scotia

News release

Guysborough County District RCMP has arrested a man and seized firearms after an investigation in Fox Island.

On January 4, 2023, Guysborough County District RCMP received a report of an assault that had occurred in July 2022, at a residence on Hwy. 16 in Fox Island. RCMP officers learned that a 49-year-old man had assaulted and threatened a woman and that the man was also illegally in possession of firearms.

On January 6, RCMP officers executed a search warrant at the home and safely arrested the man. During the search, RCMP officers located and seized three rifles, a shotgun, a pellet gun, ammunition and soft body armour.

The 49-year-old Fox Island man has since been released on conditions and will be facing charges of Assault, Uttering Threats, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (5 counts) and Unsafe Storage of a Firearm (5 counts). He will appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on February 1, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.

File #: 2023-14500


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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