More delays for N.B. man in La Ronge court

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There were more adjournments in La Ronge Provincial Court in a case against a North Battleford man accused of breaking into a home and assaulting the resident.

At his Jan. 11 appearance, Brandon Holmes, 27, was expected to elect how he wants to be tried but the matter was adjourned to Jan. 18.

Another warrant of committal was issued for him at his Jan. 11 court appearance. A warrant of committal was also issued at his Dec. 21, 2020, appearance. It’s common for warrants of committal to be issued again when the accused returns to provincial court after a show cause hearing where he was denied bail. After the accused appears again as required, another warrant is needed to hold him until the next scheduled appearance.

Holmes is charged with discharging a firearm with intent, carrying a concealed weapon, assault, and two counts of break and enter.

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

Stanley Mission RCMP arrested Holmes in October.

Police say they got a call on Oct. 5, 2020, that an armed man was in a residence. He fled before police arrived. Police say they later found him hiding in a cabin a few kilometres from Stanley Mission after allegedly stealing a boat to flee the area.

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