N.B. man remains in custody on assault charges out of La Ronge

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A North Battleford man remains in custody on assault charges stemming from an alleged incident in La Ronge last year.

Brandon Holmes, 27, had more appearances in La Ronge Provincial Court March 26 and Jan. 18 and the matter continues to be adjourned. Holmes hasn’t entered a plea or election on how he wants to be tried.

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

Stanley Mission RCMP arrested him in October 2020 and charged him with discharging a firearm with intent, carrying a concealed weapon, assault, and two counts of break and enter.

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

Holmes is now scheduled to appear in La Ronge Provincial Court on April 22 to speak to the matter.

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