October 31st, 2020

Robbery suspect is granted bail with conditions


By Kalinowski, Tim on December 26, 2019.

Tim Kalinowski

Lethbridge Herald

tkalinowski@lethbridgherald.com

A man co-accused in a robbery which took place at a Lethbridge hotel on Oct. 16 was granted bail on Monday in Lethbridge provincial court.

Corey Nelson Amyotte, 32, of Lethbridge appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre where he has been remanded since his arrest on these charges. Amyotte’s alleged accomplice, Kyle James Youngpine, 29, also of Lethbridge, has already previously been released on bail.

Amyotte’s bail was set by the court at $5,000 cash, and under the condition that he reside with his common-law spouse at their home, where he was to remain in 24-hour in-house custody except when allowed to leave by permission of his bail officer for court-ordered appointments or other appointments as previously cleared. He must also report to the Lethbridge Police Service in person two times per week.

He is ordered to have no contact with Youngpine or anyone else involved with the alleged incident.

Amyotte, 32, is charged with one count each of robbery, unlawful confinement and wearing a disguise in the commission of an offence.

The charges stem from a robbery Oct. 16 at the Superlodge Hotel in the 2200 block of 7 Avenue South, and subsequent search of property in the 4000 block of 43 Street South. Youngpine faces the same charges.

Amyotte has pleaded not guilty to these charges.

Amyotte also faces three counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of stolen property under $5,000 in relation to a drug bust last March.

Officers from ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime team, and from Lethbridge, Taber, Blood Tribe and the RCMP police departments, raided two city homes March 26 and seized 468 carfentanil pills, 30 grams of cocaine, 48 codeine pills, 3.2 grams of methamphetamine and $1,250 in cash.

Amyotte will return to court again on April 21.

-With files from Delon Shurtz

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