A 45-year-old man from Village Green, P.E.I., has been charged with forcible confinement and weapons-related charges following an ongoing investigation by Queens and Kings District RCMP, according to an RCMP news release.
On Nov. 12 at approximately 6 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of an unwanted person outside a residence in Mermaid. Officers arrested the man at the scene.
As the investigation progressed, officers learned of an incident that had occurred earlier that day involving the suspect and a person known to him. Investigators subsequently obtained a warrant and searched the man's residence. Officers seized firearms and ammunition among other items.
The man has been charged with:
Unauthorized possession of a firearm.
Mischief over $5,000.
Careless use of a firearm.
Using a firearm in the commission of an offence.
He was remanded into custody and will be held until he appears in P.E.I. provincial court in Charlottetown on Nov. 21.