Cumberland RCMP arrest man following complaint of shots fired in Springhill

Nova Scotia RCMP News

Cumberland County District RCMP arrested a man after receiving a complaint of shots being fired in an apartment on Junction Road, Springhill.

Police say that on Jan. 28, 2023, officers attended the residence and located a 54-year-old man, and arrested him safely.

No one else was in the residence and no injuries were incurred in the incident.

Police say damage in the apartment was consistent with bullet holes.

William Kenneth Matthews, 54, has been charged with:
• Possession of a firearm (two counts);
• Unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts);
• Unsafe storage of a firearm (two counts);
• Careless use of a firearm (three counts);
• Careless storage of ammunition;
• Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace (two counts);

Matthews was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in Amherst Provincial Court on Jan. 30, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.

Police are continuing the investigation.