North Battleford man facing weapon charges appears in court

By Angela Brown
January 18, 2018 - 11:51am

A man who is facing charges related to a recent shooting incident in the city appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court on Thursday.

Battleford's RCMP reported on Thursday a man is recovering in hospital after he was shot in the leg on Tuesday night at a residence in North Battleford.

According to police, the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. at a residence located on the 1600 block of 104 St. The victim remains in Battlefords Union Hospital recovering from his injury.

A 45-year-old North Battleford man was formally charged and remanded on Wednesday, the RCMP reported.

Timothy Leask is facing charges for alleged offences in North Battleford from Jan. 13 to 15, that include: discharging a firearm at a person with intent to wound; uttering, conveying or causing any person to receive a threat - by sending a text; assault with a weapon (a shotgun); pointing a firearm; and possessing a prohibited weapon (a shotgun) without a licence. 

He must have no contact with three individuals named in the court order.

Leask will return to court on Friday at 9:30 a.m., and will be seeking bail, with counsel from Legal Aid.

The allegations in the case have not been proven in court.


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Editor's note: As this case is still before the courts, no comments will be allowed.


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