Six accused of assaulting man and threatening him with a firearm appear in court

Six people accused of assaulting a man and pointing a firearm at him in Buffalo Narrows appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court.

Mitchelle Ballantyne, 25, Kayla Bouvier, 32, Timothy Corrigal, 30, Anthony Couillonneur, 24, Abraham McCallum, 39, and Derek Moate, 42, are all charged with assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm, using a firearm during an offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, knowledge of possession of an unauthorized firearm/weapon, possession of a weapon in a vehicle, and possession of a weapon obtained by crime. Ballantyne was additionally charged with failing to comply with a probation order and McCullum was additionally charged with two counts of possessing a weapon contrary to an order, and failing to comply with a release order.

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Ballantyne, Bouvier, Corrigal, Couillonneur, McCallum, and Moate all appeared in court June 9 by telephone from the Buffalo Narrows RCMP Detachment cells.

The Crown opposed their release and their matters were adjourned to June14.

According to Buffalo Narrows RCMP, they received a report at about 6:30 p.m. on June 7 that armed individuals were outside a residence on the 400 block of Tom Street.

When police arrived the suspects had left. The investigation revealed that six people had allegedly threatened an occupant of the residence with a firearm.

Officers from Buffalo Narrows, Dillon, Turnor Lake and La Loche RCMP detachments, as well as RCMP Police Dog Services, helped locate and arrest all six that evening. Police also seized a loaded firearm, ammunition and other weapons during the investigation.

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