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Alleged shotgun toter seeking change of venue, disclosure

The man alleged to have taken a shotgun concealed in a tool box into Penticton courthouse last July does not have a new lawyer after dismissing Penticton lawyer Norm Yates in February this year.
March 14, 2016 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - The trial date of the man alleged to have brought a shotgun into Penticton courthouse last summer is still unknown following another appearance in court today.

Jessy Arthur Michaud, who appeared via video today, March 14, continues to seek the particulars of his case after dismissing Penticton lawyer Norm Yates on Feb. 2.

Michaud faces several weapons related charges stemming from the July 13, 2015 incident.

The Crown Counsel’s office in Surrey told Judge Sinclair, by telephone, Michaud’s disclosure information were being held for his new lawyer, but the office had yet to hear from him.

Michaud told he couldn't hire a new lawyer because he has been “getting the run around” for documents on his case.

Michaud requested disclosure be delivered to the Surrey institution in which he is currently in custody.

Judge Sinclair asked that Michaud’s information be provided to him, noting Michaud was also requesting a change a venue on a basis of potential bias in Penticton. He told Michaud he’d need legal help if that was his intention.

Michaud returns to court March 30 to ascertain whether he has, or is getting counsel.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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