A violent offender who was in possession of a loaded firearm has been arrested by the Prince George RCMP.
Just after 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, an officer while on patrol along 20th Avenue and Tamarack Street recognized the suspect who had a warrant out for his arrest.
Once the officer approached, the suspect identified as Brandhon Leslie Dargatz initially fled on foot but was caught moments later.
During a search, officers found a located firearm in his backpack.
Dargatz is currently under a lifetime firearms ban.
The BC Prosecution Service approved several charges including the following:
- Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
- Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
- Resisting arrest
- Possession of a weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a restricted or prohibited weapon
- Possession of a firearm knowing its possession was unauthorized
Dargatz will remain in custody until his next court date.
The file remains under investigation.