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Curtis Sagmoen voire dire and trial scheduled in assault on police officer case

Sagmoen voir dire set

A pretrial conference was held Wednesday in Vernon court for Curtis Sagmoen.

A voir dire – a trial within a trial to determine the admissibility of evidence – has been set for Feb. 22, with the actual trial scheduled to beginning March 1.

Proceeding in a voire dire cannot be published.

Sagmoen is facing a single charge of assaulting a police officer.

He was charged with assault stemming from an Oct. 29 2021 incident at his parents' Salmon River Road farm, where he lived at the time.

Oct. 29 was the same evening police executed a search warrant at the Sagmoen property.

Police didn't say why they were at the farm, 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.

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.



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