17 charges were imposed at Langley raging and running which injured 7 dogs killed – BC


The man accused of a hit-and-run attack through Langley and Abbotsford earlier this month faced 17 new charges.

James Joseph Gordon, 24, appeared in the Abbotsford courtroom on Friday to face charges related to the terrible December 19 incident.

The accusation included five counts of assault with weapons, five counts of dangerous operations from transport equipment which caused bodily damage, five counts of hit and run, one charge of possession of stolen property and one charge of arson.

The mother of the suspect in the Langley hit-and-run incident last week apologized

On the eve of the incident, Langley RCMP and Abbotsford police responded to nine phone calls about the Mazda pickup truck which was reportedly stolen by deliberately targeting and crashing pedestrians between 8pm. and 11 nights

Police said the driver began at North Langley before moving to Abbotsford where the last pedestrian was hit around 10:30 a.m.

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Seven people were seriously injured, one of whom remained in hospital on Friday. Two dogs were also hit, one of them fatal.

Gordon's mother apologized for her behavior, and her family said she was unwell.

The family, which said Gordon suffered from paranoia, delusions and severe anxiety, said he was being treated at Abbotsford Hospital on December 19, but was released. A few hours later the pedestrian was hit.

His family said he should not be released.

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Fraser Health said that he could not speak with certain cases for reasons of privacy.

However, it claimed an attempt was made to reach the family when Gordon was released while his mother said no one had called.

The police are still looking for dashboard videos to assist with the investigation and to determine a more precise time where the truck will be on the night of December 19

Gordon will return to court on January 3.

-With files from Rumina Daya

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