Barriere man faces a long list of charges

A Barriere man alleged to have threatened to burn down his ex’s house will spend at least the next few weeks in a Kamloops jail cell.

Kamloops This Week

A Barriere man alleged to have threatened to burn down his ex’s house will spend at least the next few weeks in a Kamloops jail cell.

Rodney Gary Potts was arrested in the early-morning hours of Friday, Nov. 4, after a five-hour manhunt in Westsyde.

Kamloops Mounties say they received a call from a woman in Westsyde at about 11:30 p.m. the previous day, saying her ex was outside her house.

The woman also said she had been receiving threatening phone calls and text messages from the man in recent days.

The woman’s ex was on a court-ordered condition barring him from being within Kamloops city limits.

Potts, 35, is charged with one count each of uttering threats to burn, destroy or damage, criminal harassment and uttering threats, as well as two counts of breach of probation.

He remains in custody and is expected to appear in Kamloops provincial court for a bail hearing on Nov. 24.