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Carbonear Man Faces Numerous Firearms Charges

RCMP have arrested and charged 54-year-old Edward Furey of Carbonear for a number of firearm-related offences that police say occurred on February 10.

Police received a report from two individuals who advised they were confronted and threatened by an unknown man holding a firearm while they were trying to get their ATV unstuck from the snow on a remote trail off of English Hill Extension in Carbonear.

The pair were able to free the ATV and the man ran off. The man was suspected to be in a lone cabin nearby.

RCMP Police Dog Services and officers with the RCMP Emergency Response Team and Traffic Services were called in to assist. The Avalon North Wolverines Search and Rescue assisted police with the use of ATVs.

Furey was taken into custody and officers obtained a search warrant for the cabin. A number of firearms were located and seized.

He is charged with the following offences:

• Using a firearm in the commission of an offence

• Pointing a firearm

• Careless use of a firearm

• Unauthorized possession of a firearm

• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

He attended court on February 11, 2021, and was released from custody on a number of conditions. His next court appearance is set for March 31, 2021.


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