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Ile a la Crosse man facing unlawful confinement and weapons charges denied bail

Niles McCallum and Kristina Ducharme are charged in connection with an unlawful confinement incident

MEADOW LAKE – A man from Ile a la Crosse facing unlawful confinement and weapons charges was denied bail.

Niles McCallum, 29, was remanded into custody after a show cause hearing in Meadow Lake Provincial Court Oct. 20.

McCallum and Kristina Ducharme, 36, were arrested Aug. 5 after Ile a la Crosse RCMP received a complaint that a man went to a residence on Lajeunesse Avenue and was threatened by an armed man. The victim was eventually allowed to leave.

McCallum was charged with assault with a weapon, unlawful confinement, using a firearm while committing an indictable offence of forcible confinement, pointing a firearm, possession of a firearm while prohibited, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Ducharme was charged with four firearms related offences. Officers seized a modified firearm, ammunition, a machete, 10 smart phones, three tablets and a small amount of crystal methamphetamine from her. She was released in September and appears in court again Oct. 27.

McCallum appears in court Nov. 24 to speak to his matter.

The charges against McCallum and Ducharme haven’t been proven in court.