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Man released in northern B.C. with 19 gun charges pending

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A 24-year-old man has been released in northern B.C. despite almost 20 gun-related charges pending before the courts.

Devin Daniel Calliou was arrested in early January by North District RCMP in co-operation with the Dawson Creek and Fort St. John detachments.

"There would very likely be some public concerns," says one RCMP official about any potential release.

He was released from custody after posting bail on March 13.

"The RCMP remains committed to the enforcement efforts directed at reducing gun violence in our communities," said Cpl. Madonna Saunderson at the time of his arrest.

Calliou faces 19 charges, some of which include:

  • Discharge firearm with intent
  • Aggravated assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Forcible confinement
  • Armed robbery
  • Pointing a firearm

He has several priors, having been found guilty of breaking and entering, mischief $5,000 or under, and wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer in October 2017.

He was found guilty of several breaches of court orders, fleeing from police, and possession of stolen property over $5,000 in September last year.

Calliou is scheduled to appear in Dawson Creek court on July 8.

- with files from Dawson Creek Mirror