Halifax taxi driver acquitted of sexual assault
A Halifax taxi driver was found not guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a female passenger in 2015.
SHELBURNE - RCMP arrested a 28 year-old man Jan. 19 after a report of threatening texts.
At around 3 a.m. that morning, police say they received a call about a message involving a firearm.
Officers located a suspect and detained Calvin James Ringer.
“He was arrested without incident,” said Sgt. Ben Parry of the Shelburne RCMP in a Jan. 21 interview.
Later Jan. 19, RCMP returned to Ringer’s residence - with a search warrant and help from the Shelburne Street Crime Enforcement Unit - where police say they found an unsafely stored and unauthorized firearm, as well as cocaine.
Ringer faces a number of charges, including, two counts of uttering threats; unsafe storage of a firearm; unauthorized possession of a firearm; possession for the purpose of trafficking and failure to comply with probation.
Ringer appeared in court Jan. 20 and has been released on bail. He is schedule to appear in court Feb. 24 in Shelburne.