Man pleads not guilty to several firearms charges

Terrance Soosay appeared in Ponoka provincial court on Friday, Jan. 9, via closed circuit television, facing seven charges

Terrance Soosay appeared in Ponoka provincial court on Friday, Jan. 9, via closed circuit television, facing seven charges mainly relating to unlawful firearms.

On Dec. 19, Soosay was caught and charged with:

● Possessing three firearms without a licence to hold

● Possessing the firearms while knowing he did not have the proper licensing

● Occupying a motor vehicle knowing the unlawful firearms were inside

● Without lawful excuse, in possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number

● With firearms with the purpose of committing a dangerous offense and being a danger to the public peace

● With firearms while prohibited to do so

● And failing to comply with a court order

Soosay pled not guilty to all counts and his trial has been set for May 29 and 1:30 p.m. He elected to be tried by a provincial court judge and has been denied bail.

Alan Soosay, arrested in the same incident and likely related to Terrance Soosay, was not present at the court but was represented by counsel. Alan Soosay has been charged with:

● Possession of firearms without holding proper licensing

● Possessing firearms while knowing he did not have the proper licensing

● Occupying a motor vehicle with knowing the unlawful firearms were inside

● Without lawful excuse in possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number

● With firearms with the purpose of committing a dangerous offense and being a danger to the public peace

He reserved election and plea until Feb. 6 to obtain counsel.