Police charge man with firearms offences



Police have charged a man in relation to a firearms investigation in Dartmouth yesterday.

On August 7 at approximately 8:15 p.m. officers arrested a man after a brief foot pursuit in the area of Demetreous Lane in relation to an ongoing investigation and seized a loaded firearm.

Jayree Vontaze Downey, 21, is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Possession weapon dangerous to the public
  • Unsafe handling of a firearm
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited/restricted firearm without license
  • Possession restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to court order (x 2)
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Fail to comply with a court order (x 2)