Man accused of bringing gun into Penticton Law Courts denied bail

Jessy Arthur Michaud was denied bail in Penticton court this morning, Oct. 13.
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PENTICTON - The man accused of bringing a shotgun into the Penticton Law Courts earlier this year will remain in jail for the time being.

Jessy Arthur Michaud appeared by video in front of Judge Gale Sinclair this morning, Oct. 13, when he was denied bail on five charges, three of which related to an incident in the Penticton Law Courts on July 13, 2015, when Michaud is alleged to have entered the courthouse with a toolbox containing a sawed-off shotgun, loaded, with at least 10 additional rounds in the case.

Sinclair said Michaud "has not shown cause why his detention is not justified" and cited the need to ensure safety of the public, as well as to ensure Michaud's appearance at future court dates.

Michaud faces a series of firearms charges including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a restricted firearm, careless use and storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm while unauthorized, carrying a firearm contrary to regulation and two breaches of recognizance.

Michaud will be back in court tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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