Man with a 10 year gun ban gets suspended sentence for shooting at a car with a BB gun

Sarnia Courthouse

“Alcohol and anger combined with a weapon could become dangerous” said Judge Deborah Austin in Sarnia court, Feb. 10.

She gave Jonathan Nahdee, of Walpole Island First Nation, a suspended sentence with a one year probation, after he plead guilty to mischief and breaching a weapons prohibition. 

Police were called to his sister’s home on Walpole Island on April 7 after complaints about Nahdee shooting his BB gun at the home. Police arrested him on his ATV with the gun. 

Defence lawyer Autumn Johnson says Nahdee doesn’t remember aiming at the house but admited to shooting at a parked vehicle. At the time, the siblings were fighting, but Johnson says they have reconciled. 

Austin noted even though no one was hurt, “this could have presented a risk.”

Nahdee is on a 10 year order not to possess any weapons from a conviction in a Chatham court.

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