MEADOW LAKE – Two people charged with cutting off three fingers on one woman and two fingers on another woman have been denied bail in Meadow Lake Provincial Court.
Brian Keith Maurice, 28, was denied bail Thursday and Kayla Lasas, 26, was denied bail Tuesday. Details of what is said during bail hearings can’t be published.
Co-accused Jerrico Keith Lasas, 30, and Ronald Campbell, 27, have show cause hearings on May 2.
A fifth co-accused, Chantal Roy, 24, is still wanted by police.
All five were charged in connection to three separate incidents that occurred on the same day. Meadow Lake RCMP say that all three incidents are related and involve street gangs.
The five have each been charged with two counts of kidnapping using a prohibited firearm, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of uttering threats, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, and possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized.
The three incidents
According to Meadow Lake RCMP, on Feb. 11, they received a report at approximately 8:15 p.m. that a man was banging on the door of a home on 6th Avenue East in Meadow Lake and yelling that someone was going to shoot him. A vehicle pulled up to the residence, a man got out and forced him into the vehicle.
About 10 minutes later, police got a call that a woman had three fingers cut off and was seeking help at a home on 2nd Street East in Meadow Lake. Five minutes later, police got a report that a second woman had two fingers cut off and had serious injuries and was seeking help at a home on Flying Dust First Nation. Both women were taken to the hospital.
During the police investigation, officers identified and located a vehicle on Flying Dust First Nation, which they say was involved in the incident where a man was forced into the vehicle in Meadow Lake. Two people were arrested
Kayla Lasas and Maurice both appear again on May 2 to enter a plea and election.
The charges against the five accused haven't been proven in court.
Roy remains at large and is also charged with failing to comply with a release order. She is 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds. She has black hair, brown eyes and sports a butterfly tattoo on her right wrist and a mother-holding-child tattoo on her left arm. Police say she may be in Meadow Lake.
If anyone has information on these incidents, or Roy's whereabouts, please contact Meadow Lake RCMP at 306-236-2570. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.