Man held at gunpoint in Regina parking lot leads to 3 arrests: police
On April 19, the Regina Police Service (RPS) were dispatched to a business on the 400-block of Albert Street North after a report that a man was seen in a parking lot pointing a gun at another man.
Police located the suspect’s vehicle moments later in the area of 6th Avenue and Angus Street. Officers successfully conducted a high-risk traffic stop, and a search revealed a substance believed to be cocaine. However, a firearm was not recovered, police said.
The two occupants of the vehicle were arrested.
An investigation into this incident also led police to a home on the 1400-block of Athol Street, where a 39-year-old male exited the home. A gun was not recovered, however, police found a machete on the man, who was then arrested and charged.
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In total, three people are facing charges related to the incident.
Brandon William Kane Thomson, 27, of Regina, and the driver of the vehicle, has been charged with possession of a scheduled substance, failure to comply and pointing a firearm.
Kara Lee Benson, 32, of Regina, the passenger of the vehicle, has been charged with assault with a weapon.
Jason Eugene Worm, 39, of Regina, the home occupant, has been charged with possession of a weapon.
Thomson and Worm made their first court appearance on these charges on April 20 at 9:30 a.m., and Benson will make his first appearance on these charges on May 28.