A 24 year-old Regina male is facing a total of 16 charges after an investigation, linked to the execution of a 2019 search warrant and the seizure of two cell phones.
In November, 2019, the Regina Police Service Street Gang Unit executed a search warrant on a residence in the 200 block of Broad Street, seizing firearms, drugs, and two cell phones. At that time (November 27, 2019) a 23 year-old male was charged with numerous drug and firearms offences; these charges are still before the courts. Investigators with the Street Gang Unit recently obtained judicial authorization to extract information, including videos and photos, from the two cell phones seized in the 2019 search. After examination by the Regina Police Service Tech Crimes Unit, it is alleged the phones contain videos showing assaults committed on, and firearms pointed at, individuals who are tied up and unable to leave. In addition, there are videos of kittens being suffocated or strangled by a male suspect. On June 10, 2020, the Street Gang Unit arrested the male suspect seen in the videos.
As a result of this investigation, 24 year-old Tyson Dylan RAY, of Regina, is charged with:
– 2 x Forcible Confinement [279(2) CC];
– 6 x Pointing a Firearm [87 CC];
– 6 x Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Order [117.01(1) CC]; and
– 2 x Cruelty to Animal Causing Unnecessary Suffering [445.1(1)(a) CC].
RAY made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020.