Nova Scotia

Probation in RCMP gun case

The estranged wife of an RCMP officer has been sentenced to probation after she was found with his loaded gun in her van.

The estranged wife of an RCMP officer has been sentenced to probation after she was found with his loaded gun in her van.

Mary Isenor pleaded guilty Monday to unauthorized possession of a weapon. She was handed a conditional discharge, so she will not have a criminal record at the end of the one-year probation term.

Police found Isenor and the loaded 9-mm service revolver on the night of April 22.

Constable Derek Isenor had called RCMP earlier that evening to report that his wife had his gun and that she might be suicidal.

Mary Isenor's lawyer gave a different account Monday in Shubenacadie provincial court.

The court heard that Isenor was upset that her marriage was ending and left the home to clear her head.

The judge was told that Const. Isenor wasn't home at the time, that he had left the loaded gun lying across the bed in a holster and Mary Isenor didn't want her four children to find it.

Const. Isenor is due in court on June 13 to face a charge of unsafe storage of his service weapon.

He remains on full duty at the Enfield RCMP detachment pending the outcome of the court case and an internal disciplinary review.

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