Pinder, Petruka to return to court later this month

Two charged in relation to Delmas shootout with police

The two indivduals involved in a shootout with RCMP on April 14 near Highway 16 were back in court Tuesday.

Both Tristan Pinder and Verena Petruka appeared by closed-circuit TV in North Battleford Provincial Court. Pinder, who faces attempted murder and other charges, will return to court Aug. 27 by CCTV. Petruka, whose charges include assault with a weapon on a police officer, is due back Aug. 21 by CCTV.

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The two also face possession of stolen property over $5,000, flight from police, dangerous operation of a vehicle and theft under $5,000 charges, among others. 

The shooting incident took place west of Delmas. According to the RCMP, the suspect vehicle was a taxicab that matched the description of a vehicle involved in an alleged Regina robbery on April 13.  

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