Nanaimo RCMP snag wanted Fort St. John offender


Photo: Gary Mills was wanted on several charges spanning from 2008 – file photo.

After nearly two years of searching, RCMP officers arrested a Fort St. John violent offender on Thursday morning.

54 year-old Gary Kenneth Mills was arrested in a 7-11 store parking lot in Departure Bay, Nanaimo.

Mills was charged with attempted murder on June 29th, 2007. Mills allegedly broke into an unidentified Fort St. John residence, and shot a male occupant in the face. Mills then fled the scene. Police eventually located Mills and arrested him without incident.

It is still unknown what Mills’ connection was to the occupants of the residence.

In 2008, Mills was granted bail. But the 54 year-old failed to abide by his release conditions, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

After he was apprehended again, he was released a second time, under strict conditions. But, he failed to comply with those conditions and yet another warrant was issued for his arrest.

Officers with the Nanaimo RCMP were aware of Mills’ presence in the city, and on Thursday, arrested him without incident.

Mills will eventually be transported to the Fort St. John RCMP detachment.

For a November 2008 report on this story, Click Here.

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