06/26/2015 15:50 EDT | Updated 06/26/2016 01:12 EDT

Mountie charged with stealing rifle, shotgun from Manitoba detachment

DAUPHIN, Man. - A Manitoba Mountie is facing several criminal charges, including theft of guns from a detachment.RCMP allege Cpl. Jason Prettie of Dauphin was working in Minnedosa when two weapons were stolen in 2009.A spokeswoman says the rifle and shotgun were not police-issue and had been in RCMP custody.The guns were found this year in a private residence connected to Prettie.The officer has suspended with pay pending the outcome of his court case.Prettie is also charged with obstructing justice and possession of a weapon obtained by crime.He is to appear Tuesday in Dauphin provincial court.