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Sagmoen stays in jail

A Shuswap man accused of threatening a prostitute with a gun will be held in custody for at least another two weeks after the case was put over during a video appearance in Vernon provincial court Thursday morning.

But justice of the peace Dalene Krenz asked lawyers for word on whether an application for bail would be made for Curtis Wayne Sagmoen who, she said, had made five court appearances.

Sagmoen, 36, has six counts against him in connection with an Aug. 28 incident near Falkland where a sex worker alleges she was threatened with a gun before escaping.

“There is no indication if bail is being sought,” Krenz said.

The JP was assured Sagmoen's Vancouver lawyer, who did not appear, would be asked if bail would be sought.

Addressing the prisoner, who is in a B.C. correctional facility, Krenz told the Silver Creek man he would remain “in custody without a bail hearing at this time.”

In October, RCMP found the remains of Vernon teenager Tracy Genereaux buried at a Shuswap farm owned by Sagmoen's parents. No charges have been laid in connection to her death which is considered suspicious.

Outside the courthouse, a small group of women held up a large sign that read 'No More Stolen Sisters' in a protest over violence against women.



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