Man charged with firearms offences following incident in Digby

The RCMP say a Millbrook man is facing 9 charges after an incident in Digby in November last year.

Officers responded just before 11:00 p.m. on November 19, 2018 to a complaint that a man had been threatened by another man with a gun.

RCMP say the complainant told them he went to a convenience store on Water Street and noticed two people across the street from him, a verbal exchange between the two men ensued, and the suspect confronted the victim with a long gun.

Police say the victim quickly got back in his vehicle and made the complaint in person at the Digby RCMP Detachment.

RCMP say they suspect was located and arrested without incident a short time later, and a search warrant was obtained for his apartment, where police say they found a long gun and ammunition.

32-year-old Matthew Alexander Cope of Millbrook was charged with:  

- Uttering threats 
- Careless use of a firearm 
- Pointing a firearm 
- Using a firearm in the commission of an offence 
- Careless storage of a firearm 
- Careless storage of ammunition 
- Careless storage of ammunition 
- Unlawful possession of a firearm 
- Unlawful possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized

Police say Cope made a court appearance on November 20, was remanded into custody until his court appearance on November 21 then released on conditions.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Digby on February 19, 2019.