Suspects head to trial in two-year-old Vernon shooting, attempted murder case
By Charlotte Helston
Polson Park is pictured in this file photo.
Image Credit: FILE PHOTO
July 28, 2016 - 2:30 PM
VERNON - A trio of men arrested in connection with a shooting incident in Polson Park two years ago will have their case heard in Supreme Court.
Adrian Dziedzic, 26, Robin Rochement, 36, and Jacob Lowes, 31, have all been ordered to stand trial following preliminary inquiries at the Vernon courthouse.
The charges stem from an August 2014 incident involving shots fired in the Polson Park area of Vernon. Police arrested four people, but initially released them pending further investigation. Formal charges were laid a year later.
Rochement and Lowes face charges including attempted murder, while Dziedzic is charged with using a restricted weapon to commit robbery and discharge of a firearm.
Crown spokesperson Dan McLaughlin confirms Rochement and Dziedzic will be tried together, while Lowes will stand trial separately.
Dziedzic and Rochement have been released on bail while Lowes has not yet sought release and remains in custody, McLaughlin says.
Lowes next appears in court Aug. 8 to fix a date for his trial, while Dziezdic and Rochement return to court Aug. 29.
Police have previously said the incident involved a robbery at one of the units of the Green Valley Motel where a firearm was discharged, ultimately leading to a confrontation in Polson Park.
To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston or call 250-309-5230 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.
We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016