Local man arrested after shot fired

Accused held in custody until court

A Boston Bar man is facing a lengthy list of charges after allegedly shooting off a firearm during a heated argument with his girlfriend.

John Christopher Campbell, 46, has been charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, unsafe storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and breach of probation.

On October 1, at 2 p.m., Hope RCMP received a report from a woman stating that her boyfriend shot at her with a gun.

The woman told police that shortly after midnight she dropped off her boyfriend at his residence on the Trans Canada Highway.  She said they got into an argument then he produced and discharged a firearm.

The following afternoon, Campbell was arrested at his residence for attempted murder.

A search warrant was executed on Campbell’s residence and a firearm was located in the residence and seized by police along with several other exhibits including ammunition and spent casings.

“Investigators have been working diligently on this matter,” said Staff Sergeant Suki Manj, detachment commander of Hope/Boston Bar.  “The Chilliwack Serious Crime Unit has assisted us with this ongoing investigation.”

Campbell remains in custody until his next appearance on October 11, 2011.

news@ahobserver.com

Just Posted

Agassiz’s Dickens Tea sells out for seventh year

The annual holiday event saw visitors enjoy high tea and historic talks

No defence witnesses in trial of man charged in killing of Abbotsford student

‘Change of instructions’ results in defence closing case without calling evidence

Agassiz Fire Department collects nearly 5,000 pounds of food for food bank

The annual food drive took place in the evening on Dec. 5

HISTORY: A curious commmunity connection between Agassiz and Pelham, Ont.

History columnist Lindsay Foreman shares her most recent story about how small Canada really is

Chilliwack condo sales up 153%

Year-over-year increase points to first-time homebuyers

VIDEO: Harrison lights up for the holidays

The second annual Lights by the Lake kicked off Saturday, Nov. 23

Vancouver Giants fall to Spokane Chiefs

‘We are just having a tough time scoring right now’

Dance cancelled after Alberta teacher’s climate lesson prompts online threats

School district near Red Deer cancelled annual family dance due to Facebook comments

Feds not enforcing standards on Hungarian duck imports, B.C. farmer says

‘You have no way of knowing what’s in the bag’

Don’t expect extra bus service during impending SkyTrain strike, CMBC says

Full SkyTrain shutdown is scheduled to start Tuesday morning

Surrey getting a new hospital, in Cloverdale

Premier John Horgan said the ‘brand new hospital’ will be built near Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Operation Red Nose Surrey-Langley could close for rest of season due to lack of volunteers

Organizers say they are struggling to keep up with high call numbers and long wait times

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Most Read