Man faces firearm, intimidation charges after alleged incident in Trent Lakes

A man from Trent Lakes faces a variety of charges after police received reports of an individual with a firearm entering a residence.

According to the OPP, the call came in at approximately 2:45 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 19). 

The complainants reported a man armed with a firearm entered their residence on Fire Route 352 in the Municipality of Trent Lakes. The suspect left the residence before members of the Peterborough County OPP arrived.

Police say officers located the individual in his vehicle at approximately 3:30 p.m. but the man then fled into the bush on foot. 

Officers from Haliburton Highlands OPP, Central Region Emergency Response Team and Central Region Tactics and Rescue Unit attended to assist. 

At 7:45 p.m., the suspect was arrested and taken to a local hospital, police say.

Ryan Tucker, 29, is charged with two counts of intimidation-justice system-persons or the general public, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, uttering threats-cause death or bodily harm-two counts, unlawfully in a dwelling house, and pointing a firearm. 

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on Jan. 23.


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