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One arrested after loaded rifle found in vehicle…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: A Prince George man is facing numerous charges following a vehicle stop on Tuesday…

Police say at approximately 4:30 PM, officers located a vehicle that failed to stop for them on April 12. Multiple officers converged on the vehicle as the driver made his way to a restaurant drive-thru on Victoria Street at 20th Ave.

Police arrested the driver who is banned from driving a vehicle in Canada and located hunting knife near the driver’s seat. A loaded rifle was also located hidden under a coat in the backseat of the car within reach of the driver. The rifle was loaded with a overcapacity magazine and a second overcapacity magazine was found. A quantity of meth and marijuana was also seized.

Clayton Angus MIDDLEMISS, a 29 year-old resident of Prince George, has been charged by the BC Prosecution Service with the following Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs & Substances Act offences:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
  • Knowingly Possess a Firearm without a Licence
  • Knowingly Possess a Prohibited Device without a Licence (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm without a Licence
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device without a Licence (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace (4 counts)
  • Transport a Firearm Contrary to Regulations
  • Driving While Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 counts)
  • Breach of Probation

MIDDLEMISS has also been charged by the BC Prosecution Service with five other offences stemming from an incident that occurred on November 21st, 2017 in Prince George, where a vehicle was being driven in a dangerous manner:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Driving While Prohibited (2 counts) – Criminal Code
  • Driving While Prohibited – Motor Vehicle Act
  • Breach of Probation

MIDDLEMISS was held in custody overnight and will make his first appearance in Provincial Court today.

If you have any information about firearms related offences or persons that are driving while prohibited, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477.

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