Biggar man arrested by RCMP gang unit fails to appear in court

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A warrant was issued for a Biggar man who was arrested by the North Battleford RCMP gang unit after he failed to appear in court.

Matthew Greer, 34, was scheduled to enter a plea in North Battleford Provincial Court Jan. 25.

Greer, along with Desiree Hinse, 24, of Biggar, Shynia Skeavington, 24, and Rae Ahenakew, 40, both of Mosquito First Nation, were arrested Sept. 2, 2020. RCMP say they observed people in parked vehicles in North Battleford “interacting” with one another. They noticed weapons in one of the vehicles and said one person was known to have an outstanding warrant. Police searched one of the vehicles and found a firearm, weapons, a Taser, quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.

Skeavington appeared by phone in North Battleford Provincial Court Jan. 26. A legal aid lawyer representing Skeavington said there would be a preliminary hearing requested. The matter was adjourned to Feb. 10.

Hinse and Ahenakew both appear next on Feb. 1.

The charges against Greer, Hinse, Skeavington, and Ahenakew haven’t been proven in court.

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