NORTH BATTLEFORD ‑‑ Another adjournment was granted for a Wilkie man facing weapons offences, though it appears the case might finally move forward in the near future.
Darryll Sollosy made his latest appearance in North Battleford Provincial Court Wednesday, with all parties appearing by phone before Judge Brad Mitchell. Sollosy’s matters are adjourned to Jan. 25 in provincial court.
The case is "to be spoken to" at the next appearance. The indication in court Wednesday was a trial date might set at the next appearance.
Sollosy is in custody and facing charges stemming from last June in Scott. The charges include assault with a weapon, careless transportation of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon without a licence, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, possession of a prohibited firearm in a vehicle, possession of a prohibited firearm that is not registered, possession of break and enter instruments, operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, failing to keep the peace while on a release order, possession of a firearm while prohibited by release order, possession of ammunition while prohibited by a release order and possession of alcohol while prohibited by a probation order.
The case has been on and off before the courts for several months, with Sollosy represented by what has turned into a revolving door of multiple Legal Aid and private lawyers. That has been met by frustrated reactions from the Crown, who have made it known repeatedly they want the case to move forward.
It briefly looked Wednesday as if the revolving door might continue. In the latest appearance before Judge Mitchell, lawyer Aleida Oberholzer told the court that her client Sollosy had wanted to fire her.
Oberholzer told the judge that there was a “breakdown in the solicitor-client relationship" and that Sollosy "no longer wishes" her services.
At that point the court put Sollosy on the line. When asked about the situation, Sollosy responded he would like to keep Oberholzer on.
As a result, Oberholzer remains on the record representing Sollosy. The Jan. 25 return date was set; it was noted the adjournment was at the defence’s request.