Bail hearing adjourned for Moosomin First Nation man

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A bail hearing for a Moosomin First Nation man didn’t proceed in North Battleford Provincial Court Jan. 14 as scheduled.

A lawyer representing Jonathan Swiftwolfe asked the court to adjourn the hearing for a week. Swiftwolfe’s appearance in court was also waived.

Swiftwolfe has been in custody since his arrest Dec. 6, 2020, after multiple RCMP detachments worked together to locate him. He was wanted on charges of assault, uttering threats, several weapons-related offences, and flight from police. He was considered armed and dangerous when he was at large.

When police arrested Swiftwolfe they say they found a loaded firearm in the vehicle within his reach.

The charges against Swiftwolfe haven’t been proven in court.

His bail hearing was adjourned to Jan. 19 in North Battleford Provincial Court.

Moosomin First Nation is about 22 kilometres north of North Battleford.

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist