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Case against North Okanagan man facing firearm charges adjourned again

Curtis Sagmoen
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November 23, 2017 - 11:03 AM

VERNON - The court case against a North Okanagan man accused of threatening a woman with a gun has been put over for a second time.

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, 36, made a brief appearance by video in Vernon Provincial Court this morning, Nov. 23, on threat and firearms charges. His case was adjourned for three weeks. The Silver Creek resident will return to court on Dec. 14.

Sagmoen lived at 2290 Salmon River Rd., a property that was extensively searched by police over a span of three weeks. Two days after investigators began their search, the RCMP announced human remains were discovered. Those remains were later identified as those of missing Vernon teen Traci Genereaux.

No charges have been laid in relation to Genereaux’s suspicious death.

Sagmoen’s charges relate to an Aug. 27 incident in which a woman was allegedly threatened by a man with a gun. According to an earlier RCMP press release, the woman had gone to the Salmon River Road area after arranging a meeting with the man through a dating website used by escorts and sex trade workers.

Sagmoen faces charges of disguising face with intent to commit an offence, intentionally discharging a firearm while reckless, uttering threats, careless use or storage of a firearm, possessing weapon for a dangerous purpose. He’s also charged with possession of methamphetamine dated Sept. 5. No additional charges have been laid against him. 

Police have not drawn any links between his current charges and the lengthy farm search.

Police wrapped up their search of the Sagmoen farm on Nov. 9 and turned the property back over to the homeowners. At the time, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said there was no concern for public safety.

Police searched the farm under a “sealed warrant” which, according to Cpl. Moskaluk, means they cannot divulge specifics about the investigation.

A group of people rallied outside the Vernon Courthouse today to protest violence against women. 

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