Man Arrested By CFSEU-BC In April Now Charged And Wanted
UPDATE: Man Wanted On Warrant Turns Himself In
A man wanted on firearms and drug-related charges has turned himself in less than six hours after a press release was issued asking for the media’s and the public’s help to locate him.
Shortly before 11 a.m. this morning, CFSEU-BC issued a press release advising the public that Kevin Wayne Jones, a 30-year old Saanich man, was charged and wanted for a number of offences.
It took less than three hours and a friend seeing Kevin Jones on the noon news for Jones to get word he was wanted and to contact police that he was going to turn himself in later in the afternoon.
“This is yet another excellent example of how the media can assist the police with an investigation,” says Sergeant Lindsey Houghton, spokesperson for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia. “The quick action of the media in getting the information out about Mr. Jones’ warrant was directly responsible for him turning himself in.”
Kevin Jones turned himself in to police a short time ago at the Saanich Police Department headquarters and remains in custody.
There is no information currently available about when he may appear in court.
Original Media Release below:
A man arrested in early April, 2013 by members of CFSEU-BC’s Vancouver Island office for firearms-related offences has now been charged by Crown Counsel and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
On April 9th, 2013, a man was arrested with the help of the Saanich Police for possession of a firearm. A search warrant conducted at his home in the 4000-block Saanich Road resulted in the seizure of approximately one pound of dried marijuana, a 9 mm handgun with the serial number filed off, ammunition, and a magazine.
30-year old Kevin Wayne Jones of Saanich has been charged with one count each of:
- possession of a firearm,
- possession of a firearm without a license,
- contravention of the Firearms Act related to storage of firearms
- possession of a controlled substance
It is currently unknown where Jones is and a warrant has been issued for his arrest for the above noted offences. Kevin Wayne Jones is described as being 5’8” tall, 160 lbs, and has brown hair and blue eyes.
It is unknown if Jones currently has access to firearms but the public are asked to exercise caution if Kevin Jones is seen and to call 9-1-1 immediately or contact Crime Stoppers.
CFSEU-BC Media Spokesperson: Sgt. Lindsey Houghton
Desk: (778) 290-3099
Cell: (604) 764-9085