Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Two charged after allegedly bringing firearms from U.S. illegally

  • Print

Two Ontario men have been charged with illegal possession and sale of firearms from the United States into northwestern Ontario and Manitoba.

Thomas Peter Atkinson, 22, and Shawn James Hartnell, 29, were arrested Friday by the RCMP "D" Division Customs and Excise Section following a year-long investigation.

Atkinson was arrested in Fort Francis, Ontario while Hartnell was picked up by American authorities in North Dakota.

Atkinson faces 27 charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful transportation of a firearm and unlawful transfer of a firearm and possession of prohibited ammunition.

Hartnell faces the same charges. However, he also faces eight additional charges relating to unlawful possession of a handgun, prohibited magazine and ammunition.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

Comments are not accepted on this story because they might prejudice a case before the courts.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

In the Key of Bart: Can’t It Be Nice This Time?

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • The sun peers through the fog to illuminate a tree covered in hoar frost near Headingley, Manitoba Thursday- Standup photo- February 02, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A goose cools off Thursday in water at Omands Creek Park-See Bryksa 30 day goose challenge- Day 25– June 21, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Now that the snow is mostly gone, what are your plans?

View Results

Ads by Google