A man charged with holding a girl against her will for four days at a remote cabin is still seeking bail after previously agreeing to being remanded in custody.
Aaron Gardiner, 42, had another show cause hearing in Meadow Lake Provincial Court June 29.
The Saskatchewan Emergency Response Team and the Canadian Armed Forces arrested Gardiner in a dramatic take down on April 24. RCMP were flown in two CH-146 Griffon helicopters to a remote northern Saskatchewan cabin to rescue the child. The area where the cabin was located, about 10 kilometres from the village of Île-à-la-Crosse, was covered in water and slush, which made air travel the only method of reaching the cabin.
Gardiner fled on foot when police tried arresting him so they deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (Taser). He was treated for minor injuries before police took him to Île-à-la-Crosse.
The child only had minor bruising and she was taken by helicopter back to her family in Île-à-la-Crosse.
Gardiner’s show cause hearing continues on July 20.
The village of Île-à-la-Crosse has a population of almost 1,300 and is located about 380 kilometres north of Prince Albert.