Accused in Appleton Standoff Appears in Court


Randy Pope of Appleton appeared in court on Friday after a standoff in the town on Thursday.


Residents were asked to stay in their homes and avoid the area of River Road and Roland Road after what police described as an incident".


The accused appeared in court to face multiple charges involving the unlawful use of a firearm and other offences. Pope has been charged with the following:

  • Assault with Weapon, three counts

  • Pointing a Firearm, three counts

  • Mischief, two counts

  • Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence

  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

  • Uttering Threats, two counts

  • Careless Use of Firearm

  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Court Order, two counts

The incident unfolded early on Thursday morning when witnesses reported that a firearm had been pointed at a local resident. Officers attended and tracked a suspect to a house in the River Road area. Initially, the man refused to exit the residence. People living in the immediate area were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.


Pope was arrested and taken into custody late morning.

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