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Curtis Sagmoen charged with assaulting police officer

Curtis Sagmoen leaving the Vernon courthouse, June 19, 2020.
December 23, 2020 - 1:47 PM

Curtis Sagmoen has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

The North Okanagan man with a history of violence against women had his first court appearance at the Salmon Arm courthouse yesterday, Dec. 22.

Details surrounding the event are not yet known, but court documents say the incident took place in Spallumcheen on Oct. 29, the same day police searched the Sagmoen family's Salmon River Road property.

RCMP have not immediately responded to a request for comment.

Neighbours reported a heavy police presence at the property Oct. 29, and at the time RCMP confirmed one arrest had been made and the individual was released. No name was given and police said no charges had been laid at that time.

A little over a week before the search Vernon RCMP issued a public warning to persons involved in the sex trade not to respond to any requests, or engage in any sexual activity in the Salmon River Road area.

A neighbour had told iNFOnews.ca several people, they assumed to be sex workers, were seen near the property, Oct. 15.

READ MORE: 'I feel like we're being terrorized:' Curtis Sagmoen's neighbour says

Sagmoen was convicted in December 2019 for ambushing a sex worker but released from custody on strict two-year probation conditions having already spent more than two years in custody awaiting trial.

In February, he was convicted again for driving into a sex worker on a quad bike. He was sentenced to time already served.

In the fall of 2017, the body of Traci Genereaux was found on the Sagmoen family property. No charges have been laid in relation to her death and police have not said how she died.

Sagmoen is not in custody and is due back in court Jan. 7.

For more stories on Curtis Sagmoen go here.


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