Sooke RCMP supported by Island District GIS and Westshore RCMP have arrested a 43-year-old Victoria resident after he allegedly attempted to hire a Sooke resident to murder a Langford resident.
The incident was first reported to Sooke RCMP on January 23. Trevor Charles Porter was arrested in Sooke on January 24 without incident. Police executed a search warrant on a residence in Langford on January 25 and seized an unregistered handgun. Police would not disclose who called police to report the incident nor would they discuss motive or evidence.
Mr. Porter was held in jail and was remanded into custody by a Judicial Justice of the Peace. Mr. Porterwas released from custody on $25,000 bail and numerous conditions by a Provincial Court Judge on January 29 charged with three offences under the Criminal Code: Counselling to Commit and Indictable Offence; Careless use of a FIrearm; and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.
His next scheduled Court appearance will be February 27.
The file is still open and continued search efforts are being planned for a 59-year-old East Sooke woman who went missing in East Sooke Park on January 2, 2014.
The Sooke RCMP recently engaged search and rescue teams and have gone out with police dogs. Mine shafts at Copper Mine have also been searched.