A man charged in connection to a firearms incident on Poundmaker First Nation remains in custody pending a decision on bail.
Arnold Pete of Poundmaker First Nation was in North Battleford provincial court Friday for a show cause hearing. Pete faces three firearms charges - unauthorized possession, careless use, and pointing of a firearm - as well as and two charges of uttering threats in connection to an incident Dec. 28 at a residence on Poundmaker First Nation. According to police, Pete allegedly brandished a firearm during an argument with his common-law wife. Cut Knife RCMP seized a rifle during the investigation.
Pete fled the residence and was later arrested at a different location on the First Nation. He has been in custody since then. Peter appeared in court on Wednesday and again Thursday, with his show-cause hearing finally getting under way on Friday. The Crown has opposed his release.
While Judge Dan O'Hanlon heard arguments on Pete's release Friday, he was not prepared to rule on release without additional information about a surety, recognisance and a possible residence.
O'Hanlon ordered a bail verification and supervision report as well as an assessment for electronic monitoring, with the matter scheduled to return to provincial court on Thursday, Jan. 6 for a likely decision on release.