Curtis Sagmoen seen while helping neighbours deal with floods in Salmon Arm. (Black Press)

Assault trial set for man linked to B.C. farm where human remains were found

Curtis Sagmoen faces one count of assault causing bodily harm in connection to Maple Ridge incident

A former Maple Ridge man facing an assault charge will begin trial May 9.

Curtis Sagmoen, 36, made appeared briefly in provincial court in Port Coquitlam Thursday by video.

He is facing one count of assault causing bodily harm in connection to a 2013 incident outside a Maple Ridge townhome.

Police have not said much on the incident, but witnesses have told The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News that a woman was attacked with a hammer late one night in January of 2013 outside the Kanaka Creek townhouse complex.

Two RCMP officers in plainclothes visited the area in December, asking to interview neighbours about the alleged hammer assault.

Over video conference, the bearded and orange-clad Sagmoen was told he will remain in custody in , where is facing unrelated charges stemming from an alleged incident in Salmon Arm.

In that case, he faces eight counts: disguising his face with the intent to commit an offence; intentionally discharging a firearm while reckless; uttering threats; careless use or storage of a firearm; possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose; possession of a controlled substance; and mischief not in excess of $5,000.

Sagmoen’s lawyer, Lisa Helps, entered not guilty pleas on those charges.

Remains of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux of Vernon were discovered on a farm owned by Sagmoen’s parents in Silver Creek, near Salmon Arm, last November.

Just Posted

Still time to register for today’s Cyber Security Table Talk presented by Valley First

The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce event still has seats available

South Okanagan kettle program in need of volunteers

The Penticton Salvation Army kettle program has 700 slots to fill

Penticton business fulfills breakfast club wish list

Business stepped up to make sure the school district’s breakfast program runs smooth

Penticton Vees player on NHL Central Scouting players to watch list

The list includes seven current BCHL skaters

Your morning news in 90: Nov. 13, 2018

Tune in for 90 seconds to get the top headlines for the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen.

Most fatal overdose victims did not have recent police contact: Stats Canada

11 per cent of those who fatally overdosed in B.C. had four or more contacts with the police

Calgarians head to the polls to declare ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ on Winter Games

The question “are you for or are you against hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?” was to be posed to them Tuesday in a plebiscite to help determine whether the city should move ahead with a bid.

Heir’s big birthday: 70 candles lined up for Prince Charles

Prince Charles turns 70 Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, still serving in the heir to the throne role he has filled since he was a young child.

Trudeau lays down challenge to companies in bid to boost trade with Asia

“Building the relationships, building the connections, building the facility and also changing mindsets — getting Canadian companies to see the opportunities we have around the world to partner and invest.”

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

CNN is asking for an immediate restraining order to return Acosta to the White House.

Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord “El Chapo”

Guzman’s long-awaited U.S. trial begins Tuesday in New York

Northern California wildfire is deadliest in state history

Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead; 42 already killed in blaze

Most Read