A Merritt man who pointed a loaded rifle at an acquaintance during a get-together in a Nicola Valley motel room was released from jail on Monday after pleading guilty to three charges.
Tyler James Collins pleaded guilty to one count each of pointing a firearm and possessing a firearm for a dangerous purpose, as well as an unrelated assault charge.
Court heard Collins, 34, was among a group in a suite at the Ranchland Motel in Merritt on Jan. 27 when he pointed a loaded rifle at another man.
Police later found the weapon in the motel room in which Collins was living.
Collins was sentenced to time served.
He will be bound by a probation order for 18 months with conditions barring him from having any contact with the man at whom he pointed the gun.
Collins was also ordered to submit a sample of his DNA to a national criminal database and will be bound by a firearms ban for 10 years.