Mapleton man charged, accused of pointing gun at fellow resident

MAPLETON – A Mapleton man is facing weapon charges after a local resident claimed someone pointed a gun at them.

Wellington County OPP officials say officers responded to a firearms call at 5:20pm on April 3 at a residence on Wellington Road 10 in the Township of Mapleton.

Police say a resident was outside doing yard work when someone yelled from the road.

“When they turned around they saw a passenger in a vehicle pointing a firearm directly at them out the window,” police stated in a press release, adding a white Mazda was last seen travelling west on Wellington Road 10.

Officers patrolled the area, located the vehicle and occupants at a residence on Wellington Road 10 and seized an airsoft revolver.

Willy Braun, Bueckert, 18, of Mapleton Township, was charged with pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with a weapon.

He is to appear in Guelph court on July 28.