Male with weapon taken into custody

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On September 29, 2016 at 2:40 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint regarding a male with a weapon in the Smith Road area of Tarbutt Township.

Police attended the area and one male was taken into custody. As a result, Mathew SPRAGUE, 24 years of age from Tarbutt Township, Ontario was charged with:

* Utter Threat, contrary to Section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code,
* Possess Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code,
* Unauthorized Possession, contrary to Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code, and
* Careless Use of a Firearm, contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear in Court on September 30, 2016 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.