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Man arrested after incident in Halfway Point

The RCMP has arrested 38-year-old James Boone of Halfway Point with a number of criminal offences.

On Wednesday night the RCMP responded to a report of an assault and various firearm offences involving.

A tactical plan to safely apprehend Boone was implemented with officers from various RCMP units.

Officers executed a search warrant at Boone’s residence. A firearm was recovered from inside the home. A short time later the accused was apprehended by RCMP at a hotel in Corner Brook without incident.

The accused faces charges of careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm while prohibited, assault and uttering threats.

He remains in custody and will appear in court today.


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