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An Abbotsford man involved in an unusual stand-off with police in Aldergrove last July was sentenced to probation in Surrey Provincial Court on Tuesday, Sept 24.
Charles Raymond Charlton, 35, had been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a prohibited weapon with ammunition.
In sentencing, all the charges against him were dropped except the one count of possession of a weapon. For that he received probation and a firearms ban.
It was on July 13, 2012, Langley RCMP received a call at about 6 a.m. that a man with a handgun was in a home in the 3000 block of 271 Street.
One man was immediately arrested at the scene, as a second man came out of a duplex wearing a camouflage hooded jacket and latex gloves, said police.
RCMP say the suspect did not respond to police commands and attempted to re-enter the home, not realizing that the door had locked behind him.
He then fled on foot and tried to get into a neighbouring residence.
Officers had drawn their guns and were about 30 feet away from the suspect when he reached under his jacket to pull something out, said police at the time.
Police demanded that he stop and raise his hands, but he did not comply.
He then pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and threw it about 40 feet away. He was arrested, and a search revealed that a holster was located on his belt, along with tie straps in his pocket.