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Second degree murder charge laid in connection to death of Williams Lake man

Jayson Gilbert, 26, has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Richard Duncan from Williams Lake.

On August 6 Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence on Mackenzie Avenue for a shots fired complaint. Duncan was found severely injured outside of a residence and later succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. The BC RCMP North District Major Crime Unit and BC Coroner Service attended to assist with the investigation.

Gilbert has also been charged with kidnapping, attempted murder and another count of first degree murder in relation to the death of Branton Regner that occurred near Williams Lake.

Regner and another individual were reported missing following an incident on the Rudy Johnson Bridge on Friday August 9, 2019. Regner was found deceased in the Fraser River on Tuesday August 27, 2019.

Two other men from the Williams Lake area, Jordell Sellers, 26, and Michael Drynock, 23, have also been charged with kidnapping, attempted murder and the murder of Regner.

These were complex investigations which are now before the courts due to the dedication and hard work of the Williams Lake Detachment and BC RCMP North District Major Crime Unit to remove violent offenders off the streets of Williams Lake and area communities,” said Inspector Lorne Wood of the BC RCMP North District Major Crime Unit.

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