Man facing more charges after discharging a firearm during Woodstock area home invasion


A 20-year-old man from Beardsley is facing five additional charges in connection to an incident north of Woodstock over the weekend where a firearm was discharged.

Officers were called to a home on Sharkey Road in Jacksontown shortly before 5:00 a.m. Sunday following a report of an attempted break and enter.

Police say someone broke into the home and an altercation between the suspect and the home owner ensued, during which time a firearm was discharged and the homeowner sustained minor injuries.

The RCMP say the suspect fled on foot but was arrested a short time later.

20-year-old Jacob Boucher appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court on Monday and was charged with discharging a firearm with intent and was remanded into custody.

A release states he made a second court appearance on Wednesday and was charged with the following:
- Break and enter;
- Robbery with a firearm;
- Wearing a mask with the intent to commit an indictable offence;
- Possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose;
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm;

Police say Boucher was remanded back into custody and is scheduled to return to court for a bail hearing on October 30.

(With files from Bell Media's James Faulkner)