Walmart fire suspect in court, sentences expected on other charges

A man has been charged in connection with a Wal-Mart fire appears in court this week.

Dawson Creek resident Nathan Whynot will appear in Dawson Creek court on July 28 to consult legal counsel for the pending arson charge.

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Video surveillance and eye witnesses identified Whynot as a possible suspect.

He also has a July 24 court date, for sentencing on several priors.  Whynot was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, resisting a police officer, possessing a firearm without a licence or registration, and occupying a vehicle while knowing a firearm is present in February 2019.  The charges stem from an incident in Mackenzie.  Sentencing is also scheduled for charges of robbery and theft $5,000 or under, allegedly committed in September 2018 in Dawson Creek.

an update by Tom Summer. Catch him at tsummer@ahnfsj.ca

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