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Another charge stayed against Lance Wust of Abbotsford

Another charge has been stayed in court against the man who was the first arrest for the Abbotsford Police's gang suppression unit (GSU) last year.

Lance Wust was set to have a trial confirmation hearing Thursday in Abbotsford provincial court, but a charge of uttering threats to cause bodily harm was stayed the previous day.

Wust was charged following an incident on Oct. 15 in the 1800 block of Sumas Way and was released on bail. At the time, Abbotsford Police said they had responded to a call from a man who said he felt threatened by an individual not connected to Wust.

While police were talking to the complainant, Wust allegedly came upon the scene and made a threatening comment.

Last July, six drug and gun charges were stayed in court against Wust in relation to an arrest made in April by the newly formed GSU.

Police had raided a home on Old Yale Road and seized a loaded handgun, ammunition, two bulletproof vests, $3,000 cash and about 200 OxyContin tablets.

Wust was taken into custody, but was released when the charges were stayed.

Crown counsel can reinstate charges for up to one year after they are stayed.

Wust, who has a long criminal history in Abbotsford, is reported to have been the intended target of a shooting that took place Feb. 20 on Hope Road. Ten shots were fired at the wrong home, but nobody was hurt.

No suspects have yet been arrested.

 

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