A man who was recently convicted of assault in Maple Ridge has been charged with assault and weapons offences after allegedly choking an ex-girlfriend and threatening her with a shotgun in Abbotsford.
Gordon Allen Davis was arrested after Abbotsford Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 30, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
It appears that Davis, 41, smashed walls of the home with his body and a shotgun, which he had despite a weapons prohibition, said MacDonald.
It's alleged that Davis was loading and unloading the shotgun during the incident, he said. The woman suffered minor injuries after Davis allegedly grabbed her by the throat.
Two APD officers dispatched to the scene arrested Davis, who also reportedly tried to grab for one of their guns.
"He made comments to the effect indicating that [was his intent] and he grabbed at an officer's belt . . . but the wrong side," said MacDonald. Davis has an extensive number of criminal charges laid in a number of communities around the Lower Mainland.
In 2011, Davis was convicted and served 10 months in jail for a series of offences ranging back to 2008, including break and enter, possession of stolen property, possession and use of a stolen credit card and breaching his conditions.
The case has been referred to the APD's domestic violence unit and will receive priority attention, said MacDonald.
Tackling domestic violence is one the APD's top priorities, he added.
"In order for us to achieve our objective we need to support victims, arrest offenders and continually ensure that everyone knows that domestic violence is not acceptable," said MacDonald.
"It will not be tolerated by this police department or this community."
Davis is in custody and is scheduled to appear in Abbotsford provincial court on Nov. 13.
-Rochelle Baker is with Glacier Media