A Prince George man sentenced Monday to a three-year jail term for possessing a "Stinger" grenade and an illegally-modified rifle.
Less credit for time served prior to sentencing, Keith Christopher Lundy, 43, will have 334 days left on the term and it will be concurrent to a federal sentence he is currently serving for drug offences. Lundy had 650 days left on that sentence as of Monday.
On the weapons counts, Lundy was arrested on Oct. 19, 2020 when a Prince George RCMP officer conducting a routine patrol in the area of Queensway and 17th noticed him driving a vehicle associated to Harjinder Berar - both Lundy and Berar are well known to the police and courts.
When the officer turned his vehicle around and activated his emergency lights, the vehicle sped away but, while deciding whether it was safe to pursue, he saw it turn into the parking lot of a convenience store on Queenway and the officer pulled in behind.
Lundy got out but was ordered to get back inside. Lundy complied but, in doing so, he threw a black bag into the back seat.
The officer arrested Lundy on a counts of obstruction and failing to stop. It also turned out Lundy had been prohibited from driving at the time.
A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a "Stinger" grenade. Considered non-lethal, it's case is made of two cases of hard rubber and filled with small rubber balls and is "designed to incapacitate a number of hostiles without causing death or serious injury," according to the Deadliest Warrior wiki. The officer also found a loaded and illegally-modified .22-calibre rifle with what turned out to be Lundy's fingerprint on the grip end.
Lundy subsequently pleaded guilty to two weapons-related counts from the incident which occurred prior to the one for which Lundy is currently serving time for the drug offences.
During a sentencing hearing Monday, the court was told that Lundy is now incarcerated in the "right living unit," has completed a number of programs and is interested in completing more going forward.
He also understands that dealing with his addiction issues will be a "life-long battle."
Once out, Lundy plans to get back into the workforce and work with others in similar situations to prevent them from "falling into the same patterns he did."
In accepting a joint submission on sentencing from Crown and defence counsels Provincial Court Judge Dan Weatherly told Lundy the charges are "very serious" but also noted he appears to be taking the right steps.
"You cannot engage in this activity upon your release again because I can assure you that the consequences will be much more severe if you do," Weatherly warned.
"You seem to be taking this opportunity to get on the right track and I encourage you to continue to do so upon your release."
Lundy was also issued a lifetime firearms prohibition.