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Edmonton man facing organized crime charge denied bail in Saskatoon court

Joel Reed is charged with armed robbery for a criminal organization, disguise with intent to commit an offense, pointing a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession of a weapon contrary to an order

SASKATOON – An Edmonton man facing an organized crime charge was denied bail in Saskatoon Provincial Court.

A bail hearing for 31-year-old Joel Reed was held on April 12 and the judge reserved a decision until April 14. Details of what is said during bail hearings can’t be published. Reed appears next on April 28 to elect how he wants to be tried. 

Reed, who also goes by the name of Joel Woodburn, was arrested in Kindersley during a high-risk takedown in February. He is charged in connection to an armed robbery at a business in Eatonia on Feb. 17. He was charged with armed robbery for a criminal organization, disguise with intent to commit an offense, pointing a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession of a weapon contrary to an order.

The charges against Reed haven't been proven in court.

Saskatchewan RCMP say that at the time of his arrest he was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants.

ljoy@glaciermedia.ca

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