A Lloydminster man accused of forcible confinement and assault with a weapon had his bail conditions eased.
On July 19, a lawyer for Jason Palsich, 37, asked the Lloydminster Provincial Court to ease two conditions. Palsich’s conditions of a 24-hour curfew and to not go into Lloydminster without the permission of his probation officer were amended. His 24-hour curfew was amended to allow him to go out with his mother and to go into Lloydminster with his mother.
His remaining conditions remain in place including not to possess any weapons or drugs, and not to have any contact with his co-accused 27-year-old Luke Dean.
Palsich and Dean were arrested after Lloydminster Alta. RCMP raided a home in the 400 block of 44 Street in Lloydminster, Sask. on Aug. 5, 2020.
According to the RCMP, they received a report on July 30, 2020, that a victim was allegedly confined to that residence and assaulted before being able to flee.
When police entered the residence they found unknown substances inside and called in the Alberta RCMP Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team (CLEAR) to assist.
Palsich and Dean were jointly charged with forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, robbery with a weapon, and extortion.
Dean was released in April 2021. He has elected to be tried by judge alone and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 14.
Palsich’s trial is scheduled for Nov. 15 in Lloydminster Provincial Court.