Three arrested, found with weapons at Williams Lake Stampede

By Jill Sperling
July 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — Three men are facing weapons charges following arrests at the Williams Lake Stampede grounds this past weekend.

Members of the Cariboo Chilcotin Crime Reduction Unit witnessed two men known to police standing in a crowd on Friday, June 30. According to police, the men began to walk away when they noticed the officers.

Police investigated, believing the men may be concealing a weapon.

One of the men, 32-year-old John Elkins Jr, was arrested after he was found to have a weapon. 

On Sunday, July 2, Williams Lake Police patrolling the city stopped to talk to a group of people, which included a well-known prolific offender. 

RCMP say the man became angry and appeared to take an aggressive stance. 

The man was searched, and a weapon was found. Others in the group were also searched and another man had a weapon. 

29-year-old Brent Myles Adolph, and 24-year-old Blake Bob Johnny were arrested. 

Adolph and Johnny were scheduled to appear before a judge today, July 5, while Elkins remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Williams Lake provincial court next Wednesday. 

All three men are from Williams Lake. 

First-degree murder trial for three men in Kelowna, B.C., adjourned to July 24