Friday, January 22, 2010

Violent Offender Captured In Nanaimo

Gary Kenneth Mills Arrested

With the assistance of Emergency Response Team(ERT) members ,Nanaimo RCMP officers arrested a violent offender this morning wanted on a variety of charges including attempted murder.

Gary Kenneth MILLS age 54, the subject of an arrest warrant since 2008, was arrested in the parking lot of the 7-11 on Departure Bay by ERT members early this morning. “Our office was made aware he was in our community. Because of his background and propensity for violence, surveillance was established and a decision was made this morning to effect his arrest, utilizing ERT” said Constable Gary O’Brien media spokesperson for the Nanaimo RCMP. “Public safety is paramount in any arrest, the use of ERT today demonstrated that” said O’Brien.

MILLS was arrested without incident then transported to the Nanaimo Provincial courts where he will eventually be escorted back to Fort St John. MILLS was charged after an incident in originating in 2007 in Fort ST John where he allegedly shot a male. He was later arrested by RCMP in that community but was then granted bail. He later moved to Texada Island where he had been residing until his disappearance in late 2008.


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