57-year-old Behchoko man charged for allegedly pointing a gun at residents

Hay River RCMP were called to reports of a gun being discharged at the neighbouring First Nation. (File photo/CKLB.)

A man from Behchoko was arrested over the weekend and charged with various firearm-related offences.

According to an email from the RCMP,  “At approximately 12:30 p.m., on May 7, Behchoko RCMP received a call about a man who threatened and pointed a firearm at a group of individuals.”

“Behchoko RCMP responded immediately, with assistance from NT RCMP Police Dog Services. The man was located shortly after in the community and was apprehended,” Julie Plourde an RCMP spokesperson said in an email.

George Chocolate, 57, from Behchoko, is charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
  • Pointing a firearm.
  • Four counts of Weapons possession contrary to an order.
  • Three counts of Uttering threats against a person.
  • Failure to comply with the release order condition.

Chocolate is scheduled to appear in court on May 19.

The investigation is ongoing.

Behchoko RCMP would like to speak with anyone who witnessed this incident. If you have information call RCMP at 392-1111, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.





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Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.