No bail for Sagmoen

UPDATE 10:15 a.m.

Curtis Sagmoen has been denied bail.

Justice Jeremy Guild handed down the decision Wednesday morning.

Sagmoen appeared by video, but that did not stop a dedicated group of protesters from taking to the courthouse steps.

Sagmoen has become a lightning rod for violence against women protesters who hold a demonstration every time his name appears on the court docket.

Rally organizer Jody Leon said the decision shows there is protection for women.

“This is something we have been calling for – justice for women,” said Leon after the decision came down. “We have been calling for the judicial system to recognize we want protection for women. This is a really important day for us and we are glad justice has been upheld.”

A man facing serious charges in relation to alleged violent acts against women will find out today if he will be granted bail.

Curtis Sagmoen will be in a Vernon court room at 9:30 a.m. where a judge will decide if he will be granted bail on charges that include intentionally discharging a firearm and uttering threats.

The charges stem from an incident in August 2017 near Falkland.

However, even if Sagmoen is granted bail today, he will remain behind bars, as he is being held on charges stemming from an incident in Maple Ridge for another alleged violent assault against a woman.

Sagmoen has a preliminary inquiry set for Dec. 10-11 on alleged assault and assault causing bodily harm for the August incident.

On Dec. 13, Sagmoen will face trial in Vernon for a single count of mischief alleged to have occurred on or about July 19, 2017.

On Feb. 4, he has a trial for a single count of assault causing bodily harm which is alleged to have occurred on or about Jan. 6, 2013 in Maple Ridge.

That five-day trial will be in Port Coquitlam.

Sagmoen has been behind bars since his arrest in September 2017.

In October 2017, police searched a farm owned by Sagmoen's parents on Salmon River Road near Silver Creek where they found the remains of Traci Genereaux.

No connection between Genereaux and Sagmoen has been made and he is not facing any charges relating to her death.

Police have called Genereaux's death suspicious.

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