Wanted man arrested and charged after attempting to flee from Duncan RCMP

Nathan Myles has been charged with 11 charges, many for firearms offences

A man wanted on outstanding warrants has been arrested and charged for new offences after alert officers in Duncan spotted him outside a business on Monday night.

On Jan. 28, at approximately 11 p.m., North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP patrol officers spotted Nathan Myles in front of a business in the 300-block of Trans Canada Highway. The officers were aware Myles had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. When officers approached and advised him that he was under arrest, Myles attempted to flee on his bicycle and after a brief struggle with officers, he was taken into police custody.

Mounties say Myles is well known to police and, in addition, was found to have numerous illegal items including several weapons and ammunition in his possession contrary to his court ordered conditions.

Additional charges have been laid against Myles for an incident on Jan. 2 when he was caught driving an uninsured motor vehicle in Chemainus. Investigation led to police securing a search warrant for the car and found several insecure/illegal firearms and property.

Myles is facing 11 charges, including three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized, three counts unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle, possession of a firearm knowing the serial number has been tampered with, and possession of property obtained by crime, under $5,000.

“The actions and alertness of our officers is an excellent example of what the community expects of the police,” said Inspector Chris Bear. “The RCMP works hard to take criminals and illegal firearms off of the streets.”

Myles was remanded in custody and will appear in court in Duncan on Jan. 31.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at car dealership in Campbell River turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more

Premier John Horgan blames refiners, not taxes

Home care transition could exacerbate worker shortage: Seniors advocate

Advocate fears impact of eight-hour shift model on an industry under stress

Tofino beckons Trudeau back for Easter vacation

Environmental group hopes latest Pacific Rim vacation inspires change in prime minister

Many teens unaware if they’re vaping nicotine or not

Health Canada survey finds many youth are unaware of the risks of using nicotine products

VIDEO: ‘Alarm bells’ raised by footage allegedly from B.C. pig farm, SPCA says

PETA released video Wednesday showing dead and injured piglets next to nursing piglets

Police charge 27-year-old male in Langford shooting

Justin Lemmen was arrested shortly after the shooting after crashing into a truck

Good Samaritans rescue Sidney senior trapped under mobility scooter

78-year-old broke her pelvis and spent a week in hospital after the accident

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Woman who was chased and tackled after break-in sentenced on Vancouver Island

Natasha Geraldine Harris, 28, was sentenced to time served and will be released from jail

Most Read