An RCMP officer from the Enfield detachment has been charged with failing to comply with the conditions of his probation and uttering threats.

Cont. Derek Isenor was on probation for unlawfully storing a firearm when, on July 18, police were dispatched to his home in Dutch Settlement during a family dispute.

Isenor, who's been on the force for five years, was arrested and has since been charged with breaching his probation and uttering death threats to his wife.

"All matters of employee misconduct are taken quite seriously by us," said RCMP Const. Dal Hutchinson. "When a member is found to have contravened the RCMP code of conduct, what happens is they may be disciplined."

The latest charge follows an incident in April involving the officer.

Isenor's wife, Mary Jane Isenor, was found by police in her van with her husband's loaded 9-mm service firearm on April 22. The officer had called police saying he was worried about his wife's mental health.

She said she took the weapon from their home because she was afraid to leave it there with her four children around.

In June, Const. Isenor was sentenced to one year of probation for unlawfully storing the weapon. The RCMP is conducting an internal investigation of that matter.

Isenor will appear in Truro provincial court on Thursday to face the new charges.

He has been suspended from the RCMP with pay and his firearms have been seized.