Court withdraws stolen property charges against Olds man

Stolen property charges have been withdrawn against an Olds man who was to go to trial earlier this week.

Stolen property charges have been withdrawn against an Olds man who was to go to trial earlier this week.

Billy Jack James Williams, 39, was facing a charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

The charges were withdrawn in Didsbury provincial court last Monday, two days before a scheduled trial.

Williams was charged in January 2011 after RCMP from Olds and the Southern Alberta Auto Theft Section uncovered a stash of stolen property, including vehicles snowmobiles, motorcycles and performance wheel rims, at two locations in the town.

Williams is scheduled to appear in Didsbury provincial court on April 2 on unrelated charges of possession or use of a stolen credit card.

He is also scheduled to go to trial in Didsbury on Aug. 2 on charges of possession of a prohibited firearm, knowing or possessing a prohibited weapon and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Those charges were laid in September 2011 after RCMP executed a search warrant at an Olds residence and seized weapons and soft body armour.

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