High-risk offender arrested in Riverview has trial date set

A high-risk offender arrested in the Riverview area Aug. 25 has had a trial date set in court  Thursday.

Trent Angus faces charges of possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and unsafe storage of a firearm.

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There was been a Canada-wide warrant from Wetaskiwin, Alta. for Angus’s arrest. On Aug. 25, the RCMP Emergency Response Team was called in to arrest Angus at a residence on the 500 block of 103rd Street in North Battleford. Angus has been in custody since that time and made his latest court appearance by closed-circuit TV from Saskatoon.

In court Thursday, defence lawyer Nick Stooshinoff (appearing by phone) requested Angus be sent back to Wetaskiwin to answer charges in that jurisdiction and that the North Battleford charges be set down for trial.

Angus’s Saskatchewan charges are set for trial Nov. 26 in North Battleford Provincial Court. The trial is expected to run the full day, with at least a dozen police officers to be called as witnesses.

The Wetaskiwin charges are the most serious against Angus, including break and enter and aggravated assault. A separate bail hearing will be held in Wetaskiwin for the Alberta charges.

Angus, who had been serving federal time in Drumheller, Alta. is on dual federal/remand. While his remand runs to the trial date, the issue of show cause will be spoken to in North Battleford Provincial Court Monday, Oct. 15. 


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