A 20-year-old man from Beardsley, N.B., is facing five additional charges in connection with an incident involving a firearm in Jacksontown, north of Woodstock.

Jacob Boucher appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court on October 9, and was charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Robbery with a firearm
  • wearing a mask with the intent to commit an indictable offence
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm

On October 6, at about 4:50 a.m., members of the Woodstock RCMP responded to a home on Sharkey Road, for a report of an attempted break and enter.

An individual had allegedly tried to break into the home and an altercation took place between the suspect and the home owner.

A firearm was discharged during the incident, resulting in minor injuries to the homeowner. The suspect fled the scene on foot. A short time later, a 20-year-old man was arrested without incident.

On October 7, Jacob Boucher was charged with discharging a firearm with intent.

He has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to Woodstock Provincial Court for a bail hearing on October 30 at 1:30 p.m.