Man jailed for bringing shotgun to Penticton courthouse

The man who brought a shotgun to the Penticton Courthouse is banned from owning firearms for the rest of his life.

Penticton courthouse.

Penticton courthouse.

The man who brought a shotgun to the Penticton Courthouse is banned from owning firearms for the rest of his life after he was sentenced in Kelowna.

Jessy Arthur Michaud, 48, pleaded guilty to possessing a shotgun without a licence or registration on Oct. 25 in the Kelowna Law Courts.

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According to Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel for the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Michaud was sentenced to time served after remaining in custody for over a year.

Michaud was denied bail on Oct. 13, 2015 and initially faced 11 charges including carrying a concealed weapon, careless use and storage of a firearm and multiple breaches of probation.

The Western News learned in 2015 that Michaud was caught on Penticton Courthouse security footage entering the courthouse carrying a DeWalt toolkit that was later reported to contain a loaded shotgun.

Michaud was arrested at a Penticton hotel in August, 2015 after a warrant was issued in which police called him a “violent” man. Michaud also has a lengthy criminal record.

Michaud received 12 months probation and a lifetime firearms ban.