In the morning around 9:30 on May 9th, Manitoba First Nations Police attempted a traffic stop on a suspect believed to be in the possession of weapons.

The suspect refused to pull over, causing a pursuit to begin.

After pulling into a driveway, the suspect ran from Police.

A vehicle check found a loaded sawed-off .22 rifle and a replica pellet gun, both were seized by the police.

The police conducted community checks and followed up on multiple tips but couldn’t locate the suspect.

The next day, May 10th Police were told the male suspect was at the Amaranth Beach area.

MFNP and the RCMP attended the area and saw a male wearing a black balaclava run into the marsh.

Police located the suspect, taking him into custody without incident.

Jeremy Gordon Whincup was arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm while knowing possession is unauthorized, unsafe transportation of a firearm, possession of a weapon contrary to an Order (x3), and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The accused is set to appear in court today.