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17 charges against Langley, who injured 7, killed dog – BC



A man accused of a mad ride through Langley and Abbotsford earlier this month is faced with 17 new charges.

24-year-old James Joseph Gordon appeared in the Abbotsford hearing room on Friday to face accusations related to the frightening event of December 19.

Allegations include five attacks with weapons, five cases of dangerous transport operations causing damage to the body, five counts of hit and flight, one case of having stolen property and one case of arson.

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During the night of the incident, the police Langley and Abbotsford responded to nine calls for Mazda's allegedly stolen truck, which purposely attacked and hit pedestrians between 8pm. and 11 p.m.

The police said the driver started working in North Langley before moving to Abbotsford, where the last pedestrian was hit around 22:30.

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Seven people were seriously injured, one of whom remained in the hospital on Friday. Two dogs also struck, one of them dead.

Gordon's mother apologized for her behavior, and his family claims that she feels bad.

The family, who claims Gordon suffers from paranoia, delusions and severe anxiety, claims he was admitted to the Abbotsford hospital on December 19, but released. A few hours later, they were taken to pedestrians.

His family says he should never have been fired.

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Fraser Health said he can not talk to specific matters for reasons related to privacy.

However, he claims to have tried to reach the family when Gordon was released, while his mother says no one called.

The police are still looking for video with a camera to help investigate and establish a more accurate timeline exactly where the truck was on the night of December 19th.

Gordon is due to return to court on January 3.

-Z files from Rumin Day

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