Man sentenced to 66 months in prison following 2020 firearms incident in Pigeon Hill, New Brunswick

On October 28, 2020, members of the Lamèque RCMP detachment and Police Dog Services responded to a report of gunshots on Route 305 in Pigeon Hill, N.B.

Pigeon Hill, New Brunswick – A man from the Lamèque area has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to a 2020 firearms incident.

On October 28, 2020, members of the Lamèque RCMP detachment and Police Dog Services responded to a report of gunshots on Route 305 in Pigeon Hill, N.B. A nearby home and church were damaged; no one was injured. A 41-year-old man, Rémi Duguay, was charged with 13 offences in connection with the incident.

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On March 11, 2021, Duguay appeared in Caraquet Provincial Court and pleaded guilty to 11 charges, including discharging a firearm while being reckless as to the life or safety of another person. He also pleaded guilty to five offences for unrelated matters.

On May 21, he was sentenced to a total of 66 months in prison for the offences minus time already served. He is also prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm for life.

The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime, including illegal firearm activity. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact their local police. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

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