Search of vehicle allegedly reveals loaded hunting rifle, partial deer carcass

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Source:  Brandon Police Service Media Release

On November 24th 2018, police attended the area of the Brandon Experimental Farm on Grand Valley Road to assist Natural Resources for a complaint of a male poaching deer.  The male fled the scene from police and a short pursuit was initiated.  The pursuit was abandoned as it entered the city limits as being too dangerous to the public and the offender was not apprehended.  On Saturday morning, the suspect, a 30-year-old male from Virden, was seen by police in Brandon and eventually apprehended without incident in the parking lot of a business on 18th Street.  A search of the male’s vehicle revealed a loaded hunting rifle with ammunition and a partial deer carcass.  The male is charged with dangerous driving, flight from police; possess a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and theft.  The male was released from police custody and will appear in court in January.  Natural Resource officers will be following up with their own investigation with cooperation with the Brandon Police.