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West Dalhousie man charged following alleged assault with firearm

A West Dalhousie man is facing charges following an alleged assault with a handgun. - File Photo
UPPER GRANVILLE, N.S. —

A West Dalhousie man is facing several charges following an alleged assault with a handgun.

Annapolis District RCMP responded to a call on March 8 reporting an incident where one man had been assaulted by another man with a handgun.

Police determined that the two men had been drinking at a residence at about 3 p.m. that day, when the suspect brought out a handgun. An argument started, then the two began fighting. During the altercation, the suspect struck the victim in the head with the pistol, leaving him with a cut to his forehead. The victim left the home and called police.

RCMP went to the home on West Dalhousie Road and arrested the man. He was aggressive with police and resisted. He was arrested and will be held in custody pending a court appearance in Digby Provincial Court on March 11.

Donald Wayne Junior Hannam, 56, of West Dalhousie, Annapolis County, is charged with:

· Assault with a weapon

· Uttering death threats

· Possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition without a licence

· Unsafe storage (two counts)

· Assaulting a peace officer

· Pointing a firearm

· Resisting arrest

The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be laid.

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