Digby RCMP lays charges in armed robbery

Weymouth, Nova Scotia – A man and a youth were threatened with being shot with a handgun and being assaulted with a wooden club early in the morning of October 1. Their assailants demanded they withdraw money from a bank machine. The incident occurred in a vehicle between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. and the accused individuals and victims knew one another.

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Digby RCMP officers arrested three men later that day, around 6:45 p.m. The vehicle they were travelling in was searched following the arrest and police located a handgun, along with a magazine and ammunition for it. They also seized drugs, including marihuana, hashish, prescription medications, and cocaine. Four long guns were also seized from the trunk of the vehicle. A woman was arrested on October 4 and brought to court on the same day.

Digby RCMP have charged four adults with numerous offences relating to this incident:

John Emerson Ward, 24, of Plympton is charged with:

  • Robbery with Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm in a Vehicle (x 5)
  • Breach of Conditions (x 9)
  • Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Prescription Medications for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Cannabis Resin
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Cannabis Marihuana
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Assault
  • Extortion with a Firearm

Tyler Colbert Langford, 25, of Weymouth, is charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm in a Vehicle (x 5)
  • Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Prescription Medications for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Breach of Conditions

Shyquel Lawrence Cromwell, 23, of New Edinburg, is charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm in a Vehicle (x 5)
  • Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Prescription Medications for the Purpose of Trafficking

Casey Anne Fitzgerald, 22, of Weymouth, is charged with:

  • Robbery with Firearm
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Extortion without a Firearm

Ward has been held in custody since the incident and is set to appear in court today. Langford and Cromwell were released on conditions and will also appear today in Digby Provincial Court. Fitzgerald is scheduled to appear in Digby Provincial Court on November 14, 2016.

Nova Scotia RCMP


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