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Prelim Set For Accused In Drone Shooting Incident

Two Lower Mainland residents, the accused in a drone shooting incident in the South Cariboo, will find out early next year if they will go to trial.

A Preliminary Inquiry has been set in 100 Mile House for February 8th for Richard Mowat and Ingrid Melendez.

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 one count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle…all the result of how they allegedly reacted to the drone shooting.

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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 remote controlled drone because if was equipped with a camera and he believed it was being used to look in his windows.

RCMP say the drone’s owner, having witnessed what just 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.

Police say the homeowner then discharged his firearm in the direction of the vehicle causing it to leave the area.

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