Brian Thomas
(Nanaimo RCMP)

A man who threw a spear at a moving car was arrested by RCMP Wednesday afternoon after he failed to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

A warrant was issued for 38-year-old Brian Thomas after he missed his scheduled court appearance on a charge of Assault with a Weapon.

The charge stemmed from an incident on October 11 when Thomas allegedly threw a six-foot metal spear-like object at a vehicle driving along Raines Road in Cedar.

The vehicle was occupied by two adults known to Thomas, and the impact of the spear smashed one of the side windows.

One of the occupants told investigators that if the vehicle had not sped up as the spear was being thrown, it would most likely have gone through the front window.

Constable Gary O’Brien with the Nanaimo RCMP confirmed by phone with Victoria Buzz that Thomas was apprehended by officers Wednesday afternoon, and would be held in custody.

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