Fail to remain collision leads to firearm, Brampton man charged

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Officers from 22 Division have charged a man with firearm-related offences.  

On Monday, June 28, 2020, at 6:07 p.m., the victim, a 60-year-old man from Brampton and the accused were involved in a collision in the area of Rutherford Road just North of Madoc Drive in Brampton.

Police say the accused fled the scene in his vehicle and was located by police, a short distance away.

The accused was arrested and, a firearm was located, as a result of a search conducted.

No physical injuries were suffered to anyone during this incident, police say.

Police say Layton Lynch, a 67-year-old man from Brampton, was charged with the following offences:

1)      Operation While Impaired - Alcohol
2)      Assault (X2)
3)      Failure to Stop After Accident
4)      Assault Peace Officer
5)      Utter Threat to Cause Death
6)      Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
7)      Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a firearm
8)      Careless Storage of Firearm
9)      Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand (Alcohol)

Lynch was held for a Bail Hearing and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-3311, ext. 2233.  

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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