–RCMP release, SPN addendum
On February 27th, 2017 at approximately 10:15 p.m., Sooke RCMP received a call of a male with a sawed-off shotgun at a residence in the 2100 block of Church Road in Sooke. The male, who is well known to police, had uttered threats to kill another male and to burn the house down.
As officers moved in on the home, they could hear what sounded like a shotgun racking. The suspect male was determined to be inside an outbuilding on the property, which is basically a small farm.
Attempts were made to have the suspect exit the building and surrender, but he was not cooperative.
“The suspect responded to numerous requests for him to surrender by emphasizing his lack of affection for the police with coarse language,” stated S/Sgt. Jeff McArthur.
The RCMP Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team was called in. Tear gas was deployed inside the building. Shortly afterwards, this four-hour standoff ended when the suspect walked out. He was uninjured.
A 30 year old male from Sooke is charged with the following as the result of this investigation:
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
- Uttering Threats
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order.
This investigation is continuing. The suspect remains in custody, appearing next in Provincial Court in Colwood tomorrow morning, March 1st.
S/Sgt. Jeff McArthur
Sooke PocketNews received notice of multiple police cars along Church Rd. between Thoup Rd and Wadams Way on Monday evening, just after 10:00 p.m. We also received this raw audio, capturing the conclusion of the standoff in the early morning hours. Warning: Includes coarse language.
UPDATED March 1, 2017: Daniel Cecil Mcgee appeared in the Western Communities Provincial Court on Wednesday, March 1 at 9:30 a.m. on the charges of: Breach of Probation; Order Possess Firearm w/o licence and/or registration; Uttering threats to burn, destroy or damage.