August 22nd, 2017

Police standoff case adjourned to Aug 29


By Lethbridge Herald on August 11, 2017.

J.W. Schnarr
Lethbridge Herald
jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com

Two men co-accused of assaulting a police officer during a standoff in February had their case adjourned in order for the lawyers involved to allow for a pretrial conference with the hope of setting a trial date.

Brian Fulljames, 28, and Forrest Jensen, 20, have pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a peace officer and resisting a peace officer. Fulljames has also pleaded not guilty to two charges of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

On Thursday, the pair appeared in person at Lethbridge provincial court and had their case adjourned to Aug. 29. The judge said it might be possible to set a trial date at that time.

The charges stem from a standoff which occurred after an officer went to a home on Dalhousie Court West to arrest a man on outstanding warrants. According to police, the suspect was being placed under arrest when he began struggling with the officer.

The officer pulled his sidearm when another man in the house grabbed a knife and moved toward the officer. The man slid several knives across the floor to his friend, who said he was going to get a gun and ran into another room.

The officer left the home and waited for backup. Police cordoned the area off, and after four hours, took the two men into custody.

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