On June 18 at 9:00 p.m. the Esterhazy RCMP, with the assistance of Moosomin RCMP, Broadview RCMP, and Yorkton Traffic Services responded to a complaint of a firearm being discharged in Yarbo, SK.
Initial investigation has determined that an individual approached a residence and discharged a firearm. This individual then left the scene in a vehicle.
Esterhazy RCMP do not believe there is a threat to public safety in relation to this incident. No injuries were reported.
In relation to this incident, RCMP have obtained an arrest warrant for 55-year-old John Kent Churchill of Churchbridge, Saskatchewan for the following charges:
- Assault with a weapon, Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code
- Pointing a firearm, Section 87(2) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, Section 88(2) of the Criminal Code
- Careless use of a firearm, Section 87(2) of the Criminal Code
This investigation remains ongoing and further updates will be provided as they become available.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of John Kent Churchill are asked to contact Esterhazy RCMP at 306-745-4740 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Esterhazy RCMP Media Release 2018-06-20 3:00 p.m.