Curtis Sagmoen back in Vernon court Wednesday for pre-trial conference on assault charge

Sagmoen back in court

A notorious North Okanagan man will be back in court Wednesday.

Curtis Sagmoen is scheduled for a pre-conference trial on a single charge of assault stemming from an Oct. 29, 2020, incident.

Sagmoen is alleged to have assaulted a female police officer.

Oct. 29 was the same evening police executed a search warrant at Sagmoen's parents' Salmon River Road property, where he lived at the time.

Police didn't say why they were at the property, which has been the focus of police attention on several occasions.

Officers were also there earlier that month, after they were alerted to suspicious activity at the farm.

The assault charge is the latest in a string of charges against Sagmoen.

On Feb. 11, 2020, Sagmoen was convicted of assault causing bodily harm after running over a sex trade worker with a quad on the Salmon River Road property.

In December 2019, Sagmoen was found guilty of disguising his face with intent to commit an indictable offence, using a firearm during an offence, and possession of methamphetamine. He was released the same day due to time served.

The farm near Silver Creek was also where Traci Genereaux's remains were discovered in October 2017.

While police have called her death suspicious, no one has been charged.

A four-day trial on the assault charge is scheduled to begin March 1 in Vernon.

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