Two men charged with weapons offences after stolen firearms recovered by police

Lethbridge Police have charged two men with multiple weapons offences after four stolen firearms were recovered Friday night.

On Nov. 4, 2016 police executed search warrants at a north side storage locker and south side home. Three rifles were recovered from the storage locker. The occupants inside the residence along the 1000 block of Elliot Road South refused to exit and as a result members of the Tactical Team responded to ensure the safety of everyone in the area. After period of time and negotiation, three people exited the home and were taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search resulted in the recovery of a shot gun. Police also recovered ammunition and other stolen property.

The four firearms had previously been stolen during a break and enter.

Chance Bodan Nordean, 31, of Lethbridge, is charged with break and enter to a steal firearms, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public, unauthorized possession of a firearm, knowing possessing an unauthorized firearm, knowingly possessing a prohibited/restricted firearm, possession of a firearm obtained by the commission of an offence and breach of a recognizance. Nordean was remanded to appear in court today.

Jocko Slade Trotter, 28, of Lethbridge, is charged with possession of a firearm obtained by the commission of an offence, unauthorized possession of a firearm, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm and fraud with intent to avoid arrest. Trotter was released on a recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 25.

Investigation in the matter is ongoing and further charges are anticipated.