Sawed-off shotgun found in vehicle stopped for invalid insurance

By Jill Sperling
July 8, 2016 - 8:51am

KAMLOOPS — A 35-year-old man who was pulled over early this morning for invalid insurance is now facing charges for possessing a prohibited weapon and resisting arrest. 

Kamloops RCMP pulled a vehicle over around 2:20 a.m. and discovered that not only was the vehicle uninsured, but the driver had a suspended license. 

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the man didn't cooperate with police. 

"When they were talking to him he wasn't following instructions, so they handcuffed him, and at that time he tried to run away." Shelkie said. "They captured him, put him in the police car, and when they went to his vehicle they found that he had ... a loaded sawed off shotgun, some extra ammunition for the shotgun, a large knife and a can of bear spray." 

Shelkie says the items were clearly visible inside the vehicle. 

The man, who is previously known to police, will be making his first court appearance today, July 8. 

He is also facing charges of driving without insurance and driving while suspended. 

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