By Shurtz, Delon on April 23, 2020.
One of two men charged in connection with a robbery last year is headed for trial, while a warrant has been issued for the arrest of the other man.
Kyle James Young Pine pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of robbery, unlawful confinement, disguised with intent, possession of a stolen credit card and using a stolen credit card. He elected to be tried by a provincial court judge and his case was adjourned to May 22 when a trial date will be scheduled.
In the meantime, he remains in custody at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre.
Co-accused Cory Nelson Amyotte, who also faces charges of robbery, unlawful confinement and being disguised with intent, didn’t show up for court Wednesday, and a warrant was issued for his arrest after his lawyer, Greg White, said he lost contact with Amyotte and applied to withdraw as his counsel.
White told court Amyotte was granted bail last month on condition he live with his girlfriend in Lethbridge, but he immediately disappeared.
“She told me she has not seen him since he was released,” White said.
The charges against both men stem from a robbery at a Lethbridge hotel and search of property in the 4000 block of 43 Street South.
Police reported that at about 7 p.m. Oct. 16 a 28-year-old man was robbed of his wallet, clothes, cellphone and vaping items at gunpoint. Lethbridge police got a description of a suspect vehicle and tracked it to a home in the Six Mile Coulee area of south Lethbridge. Police followed the vehicle to Exhibition Park and arrested several people.
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