Millbrook man charged following firearms and assault incident; “made threats towards police if they attended”

Millbrook, Pictou County, Nova Scotia – Pictou District RCMP have charged a 40-year-old man from Millbrook, following an incident in Pictou County on August 8.

At 10:35 p.m. Pictou District RCMP was dispatched to an assault that had occurred at a home on Nelson Rd. in Millbrook, where a man assaulted a woman, was in possession of firearms and made threats towards police if they attended. The victim left the home on foot and called 911. Three other people were in the home.

While setting up containment, members heard gun shots coming from the home that they believed were fired in their direction. Within a few minutes, a vehicle left the home and approached the members on scene. The vehicle driver was directed to stop as they approached the containment area. They complied and the female driver and male passenger were taken into custody without incident. It was determined that the suspect was still in the home and the two people were transported to the Pictou District RCMP Detachment and later released.

RCMP Emergency Response Team
(RCMP) RCMP Emergency Response Team

At approximately 4 a.m., the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) approached the home, a woman came out and she was transported to the detachment. The suspect stood on the deck of the home and refused to follow police commands. Members used a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) and the suspect was arrested without further incident. He was transported to hospital for minor injuries.

A search of the home resulted in the seizure of several firearms, body armour and ammunition.

Jason Sterling Carpenter, 40, was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on August 10. He is charged with:


Careless Use of a Firearm

Uttering Threats

Unsafe Storage of Firearms

Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon

The investigation is ongoing.

File # 20201126262

Nova Scotia RCMP

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