A 32-year-old Fairford First Nation is facing numerous firearm related charges after recently being arrested by RCMP.

On February 7, 2020, Gypsumville RCMP responded to several 911 calls reporting that a male was carrying a long gun and walking on the Main Road in Little Saskatchewan First Nation. Another call was received stating that the male suspect had just pointed the firearm at a victim and demanded his snowmobile. The victim refused and got away safely.

Officers responded and made several patrols in the area. Further investigation led RCMP to an area in Fairford First Nation. RCMP located the suspect and arrested him without incident. RCMP noted that no firearm was recovered at the time.

Police Dog Services attended the scene and conducted a search of the area which resulted in the seizure of a long gun that had been buried in the snow.

RCMP report that 32-year-old Aaron Sumner, of Fairford First Nation, has been charged with numerous offences including, robbery with a firearm, pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and using a firearm in the commission of an offence.