The man who engaged in a three-hour standoff with police on Veterans Memorial Parkway in early September has been sentenced to 15 months in jail.

Man who engaged in standoff with West Shore police sentenced to 15 months in jail

Michael Godolphin plead guilty to possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a controlled substance.

  • Nov. 29, 2016 2:00 p.m.

A man at the centre of a three-hour standoff in Langford in early September has been sentenced to 15 months in jail.

What the West Shore RCMP called a crisis situation came to an end just after 8 p.m. on Sept. 3 when Michael Andrew Godolphin, who was previously known to police, surrendered without further incident. No injuries were reported.

The incident started earlier that evening when Godolphin reportedly created a disturbance and then fired a weapon at police. RCMP blocked off a large section of Veterans Memorial Parkway and later called in its crisis management team as the 36-year-old continued to yell and wave the handgun around in the air.

Godolphin eventually gave up to police. He later pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a controlled substance.


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