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Warrant for Sagmoen cancelled after lawyer clears ‘scheduling issue’

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A scheduled arraignment appearance for Curtis Sagmoen resulted in a warrant being issued for the North Okanagan man on Thursday morning.

Sagmoen faces a single charge of assaulting a peace officer, an offence that allegedly took place Oct. 29, 2020, on a property in Spallumcheen.

His lawyer, Lisa Helps, was also paged to the courtroom in Vernon for the appearance, but did not appear.

When Global News reached out to Helps, she said the matter was a scheduling issue that will be worked out by the end of the day.

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It was at 11:56 a.m. on Tuesday, when the judge endorsed a warrant as requested by Crown Counsel because neither Sagmoen nor Helps appeared.

The warrant was cancelled when Helps appeared at 2 p.m. to clear up the matter.

The 41-year-old man has been the subject of considerable media attention, not only because he was found guilty of assaulting a sex trade worker by striking her with an ATV, the property where he lived, which is owned by his father, was the site of a massive search by RCMP in 2017.

The remains of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux were found on the property, but no one has been charged with the Vernon woman’s death.

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