Police have laid charges after an attempted robbery on Yankeetown Rd. on Tuesday, June 2nd.
On Tuesday, June 2nd just before noon, Halifax District RCMP responded to a 911 call from a residence on Yankeetown Rd.
where occupants were confronted at their door by two men with a firearm. One of the homeowners pushed one of the suspects back, closed the door and then called police. The suspects fled the scene in a newer model black pick-up truck. Multiple RCMP patrols converged on the scene, located the suspect vehicle and occupants, and arrested both suspects without incident within minutes of the initial call. Two males, aged 47 and 56, have been taken into custody. A firearm was seized during the arrest.
As a result of the investigation, General Investigation Section officers have charged two men with various firearms and other criminal code offences. James Donald MacLeod, 47, of Harrietsfield and Paul Edward Oakley, 56, of Halifax have been charged with the following offences:
-Use of a Firearm in Commission of an Offence
-Careless Use of a Firearm
-Pointing a Firearm
-Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public
-Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
-Unauthorized Possession of a Motor Vehicle
-Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
-Carrying a Concealed Weapon
-Possession of a Break-in Instrument
-Uttering Threats to Cause Death
-Assault with a Weapon
Paul Edward Oakley also has been charged with three counts of Breach of a Prohibition Order.
Both accused were held in custody and appeared in Halifax Provincial Court yesterday, June 3rd. James Donald MacLeod was released on a recognizance and is to return to court on August 17th. Paul Edward Oakley was remanded into custody until Friday, June 5th for a bail hearing.