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Curtis Sagmoen gets Vernon trial date for assaulting a cop

FILE PHOTO - Curtis Sagmoen leaving the Vernon courthouse, June 19, 2020.
June 16, 2021 - 3:38 PM

The trial for a North Okanagan man charged with assaulting a police officer has been scheduled for next year.

Curtis Sagmoen faces a single count of assault against a police officer. According to court documents, the incident took place in Spallumcheen on Oct. 29, 2019, the same day police searched the Sagmoen family's Salmon River Road property.

A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for Jan. 26, 2022, a voir dire is scheduled from Feb. 22 to 24, 2022, and a four-day trial is set to commence March 1, 2022, according to the Vernon Courthouse registry.

A voir dire is a hearing to determine the admissibility of evidence.

On Oct. 29, 2019, neighbours reported a heavy police presence at Sagmoen's property. At the time, the RCMP confirmed one arrest was made and the individual was released. No name was given and police said no charges had been laid at that time.

Shortly 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 told at the time several people they assumed to be sex workers were seen near the property, Oct. 15.

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

In February 2019, 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.

Find past stories on Curtis Sagmoen here.

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