A 50-year-old man already in jail on charges from an alleged abduction at the Halifax airport last September is facing new charges stemming from a series of collisions in Halifax two weeks earlier.
Ross Nelson Garland, of no fixed address, is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident in relation to several accidents that took place minutes apart on the afternoon of Sept. 7 in north end Halifax.
The first incident occurred around Gottingen and Almon streets where one vehicle rear-ended another. Police then say the first vehicle left that scene and rear-ended another car turning onto Bloomfield Street.
Police say the driver fled that accident and struck a third vehicle travelling in the opposite direction on Agricola Street. There were no injuries and the driver fled the scene.
Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said, “they had a suspect in mind early on” in their investigation, but it took time to piece everything together and get charges filed.
Garland is scheduled to appear in court on these charges Feb. 24.
According to court records, Garland is also before the courts facing charges including robbery, forcible confinement, uttering threats and possession of a weapon stemming from an incident at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sept. 16.
Police say a 41-year-old female victim was threatened near her vehicle inside the airport parkade and forced to withdraw money from her bank account during a three-hour ordeal that ended up in Truro.
Garland was arrested the next day by Codiac RCMP in New Brunswick and was charged with the various offences. He’s back in court for this case on March 8 for election and plea.