Two Fairford, Manitoba men are facing numerous firearms related charges after being recently arrested by RCMP.
On September 22, 2019, at approximately 5:15am, Gypsumville RCMP received a report that a vehicle, being driven by a 21-year-old male with two young children as passengers, was being chased by another vehicle around the community of Fairford.
Officers attended to the community and conducted patrols in an effort to locate both vehicles. The victim was later located at the gas station where he advised police that he had been chased through the community by two males in a vehicle and was eventually forced to stop. It was at this time that the suspect pulled out a long barrelled firearm, pointed it directly at him and made a threat. After the threat was made, both suspects turned around and returned back to their vehicle and sped away. The victim then removed his children from the vehicle and approached a nearby residence for assistance where they were provided a ride to the gas station and were met by police.
Police say that at approximately 7:05am, information was received that the suspect vehicle was now heading north on Highway 6 from Ashern and was believed to be returning to Fairford. The two suspects were reported to be intoxicated.
Officers returned to Fairford and located the suspect vehicle parked in a driveway and observed two males subsequently exit the residence. Both suspects were arrested and taken into police custody. A search of the vehicle did not locate any firearms.
A search warrant was prepared, authorized and executed at a residence in Fairford where officers located and seized four rifles, one shotgun, one pistol and ammunition.
As a result of investigation, police have charged two males in relation to this incident. Facing 12 Criminal Code charges is 54-year-old Kurt Woodford, from Fairford. Facing eight Criminal Code charges is 39-year-old Cory Sumner, also from Fairford.