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Charlie Lake man facing slew of weapon, assault charges after crashing family party

A Charlie Lake man is facing 16 different weapon, assault, and break-in charges after Fort St. John RCMP say he showed up uninvited to a family celebration over the Canada Day long weekend.
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A Charlie Lake man is facing 16 different weapon, assault, and break-in charges after Fort St. John RCMP say he showed up uninvited to a family celebration over the Canada Day long weekend.

Daniel Clifford Godolphin was due in provincial court Monday after being arrested in the early morning hours of July 3. 

In a statement, RCMP say officers received a call around 2 a.m. that he had showed up at a Charlie Lake home armed with "what appeared to be a rifle," and allegedly assaulted a woman with it while trying to get into the party. 

Just 40 minutes earlier, RCMP say Godolphin had first appeared uninvited at the private function and, believed to be intoxicated, had been told to leave. When he returned, attendees were able to detain him until police arrived, RCMP say. 

Officers then searched Godolphin's home and seized several other firearms. RCMP say they believe this to be an isolated event "fuelled by the consumption of alcohol" with no risk to the public.

It's believed at this time he was not related to the family, according to RCMP.

Godolphin is facing three charges of careless use or storage of a firearm; three charges of using a firearm to commit an indictable offence; one charge of break and enter; three charges of assault with a weapon; three charges of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose; two charges of being unlawfully in a dwelling; and one charge of intentionally discharging a firearm while reckless.

He has not been convicted of the charges. According to court records, he remains in custody.