**** RCMP Media Release
Colchester RCMP seize loaded handgun from vehicle
On June 24 at 10:55 p.m., Colchester District RCMP responded to a 911 reporting a two-vehicle collision in the parking lot of a service station in Brookfield. The drivers got out of their vehicles and began yelling at one another. A third man arrived at the scene and had a handgun in his possession.
Once the police were called, one of the drivers and the man with the handgun left the area. RCMP located the two men at a home in Brookfield a short time later and both were arrested without further incident. During the search of the third man, RCMP officers seized five knives, brass knuckles, and a loaded .40 calibre handgun. In addition, police located additional .40 calibre ammunition, a shotgun round, and what is believed to be cocaine.
Micheal Joseph Hennigar, 25, from Hammonds Plains is facing criminal charges of:
- Unsafe Transportation of a Firearm,
- Possession of a Prohibited Device,
- Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon in a Vehicle,
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose,
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
Hennigar was held in custody overnight and is appearing in Truro Provincial Court today.
The 22-year-old man from Brookfield who left the scene of the collision is facing a charge of Fleeing the scene of a Traffic Collision under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act. He is scheduled to attend Truro Provincial Court on August 28.
No injuries resulted from the traffic collision or the ensuing altercation. The investigation is ongoing.