5 arrested after traffic stop, foot chase Monday in Brandon

70-year-old man beaten before vehicle stolen in Brandon, police say

Brandon police arrested five people Monday afternoon after a traffic stop turned into a foot chase, which led to a man being shocked by a stun gun.

Police were called at about 4:30 p.m. Monday by a woman on Williamson Drive, in the city's west end, who said her ex-boyfriend was throwing things at the house. 

Officers caught up with a vehicle, but the driver took off and officers chased him on foot, Brandon police said in a news release Tuesday morning. 

The man was taken into custody after being shocked with a Taser on Neepawa Drive, police said.

Officers later found a 12-gauge shotgun in the vehicle. 

A 24-year-old man, of no fixed address, was charged with a number of firearms-related offences and impaired driving. 

In addition, two 20-year-old men from Brandon, a 24-year-old woman from Brandon and a 21-year-old man from Crane River, Man., all passengers in the vehicle, were also charged with firearms-related offences.