A date has been set for a Preliminary Inquiry for two Lower Mainland residents charged in connection with an incident that saw a drone shot out of the sky in the South Cariboo last summer.
Richard Mowat and Ingrid Melendez are due back in court in 100 Mile House on March 15th.
They are charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm and Careless Storage of a Firearm.
Mowat is also facing a count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
100 Mile House RCMP were called to a residence in the 700 block of Grosset Road in Bridge Lake last August.
Police say a resident claimed that he had shot down a drone because it was equipped with a camera and was being used to look into windows.
RCMP, say the drone’s owner, having viewed what had happened is then accused of driving to the property and crashing through a locked gate before narrowly missing the property owner and another resident with his vehicle.
The homeowner is then accused of discharging his firearm at the vehicle causing it to leave the area, allegedly stricking a BC Hydro pole and knocking out power in the area.