Man arrested, unauthorized possession of a firearm

Shawna O'Neill, TC Media
Man arrested, unauthorized possession of a firearm
Cornwall Police Service (CPS) blotter update. (Photo : Cornwall Police Service)

CORNWALL, Ontario – Alexander Samson, 22, of Cornwall was arrested Aug. 2 and charged with the following: 

Firearm: unauthorized possession

Firearm: knowledge of unauthorized possession

Possession of a weapon for a dangerous person

Carry concealed weapon

Careless use of firearm

Prohibited firearm: with ammunition

Firearm: tampering with serial number

It is alleged that the man was seen at a local bar with a handgun on Aug. 1. Police were contacted to investigate.

The man was located by police on Aug. 2 and found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.

He was taken into custody on the strength of a warrant and released to appear in court on Aug. 30. 

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