August 06, 2015 - 10:56 AM
PENTICTON - The man suspected of bringing a loaded shotgun into Penticton courthouse last month was apprehended earlier this week.
Jessy Arthur Michaud was arrested by members of the Penticton RCMP on Tuesday, Aug. 4, according to RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Dave Tyreman.
Michaud is alleged to have entered the Penticton Law Courts on Monday, July 13, carrying a DeWalt toolbox that contained a loaded shotgun with numerous rounds. He got spooked by sheriffs and left the courthouse. The toolbox was found hidden in the bushes.
Communications Counsel with the Criminal Justice Branch Neil MacKenzie says Michaud was remanded in custody without making a court appearance on Aug. 5 on multiple counts of firearms related charges. His next court appearance is Aug. 19.
Michaud, a habitual offender, is well known to Penticton RCMP.
Jessy Arthur Michaud is led out of Penticton Courthouse Aug. 5.
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