By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on January 10, 2024.
One of five men accused of robbing two people at a city hotel last year has been released from custody, but ordered not be out of his house at night.
Adam Eric Sebok, 30, was released on bail following a hearing this week in Lethbridge court of justice. In addition to promising to pay the court $2,500 if he breaches any conditions of his release, he must also abide by a curfew every day between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Sebok is charged with break and enter to commit robbery, robbery, kidnapping, extortion, using an imitation firearm while committing an offence, being disguised while committing an offence, sexual assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of stolen property over $5,000.
Police reported that on Oct. 30, 2023 a group of men armed with guns forced their way into a hotel room, demanded money from a man and woman, then tied them up.
An undisclosed amount of money was initially e-transferred during the targeted incident before the man was forced into a cab and taken to a nearby bank where more cash was withdrawn and given to the suspects. The victims were assaulted, as well, and property was stolen from the hotel room before the subjects fled the area.
Following an extensive investigation by members of the criminal investigation section, four individuals – Fabian Leon Starkas Chief Body-Beebe, 28, of the Blood Reserve, Deaken Daychief, 21, of Lethbridge, Charles William Good Striker, 37, of Calgary and Sebok of Lethbridge – were arrested. Police also identified a fifth man, Marvin Blake Weasel Head, 39, of the Blood Reserve, who was wanted on outstanding warrants.
Sebok also required a surety to secure his release and monitor his behaviour. The surety, with whom Sebok must reside, is on the hook for $200 should the accused breach his conditions.
Sebok must attend court when required, report to the Taber Police Service every week, and abstain from consuming alcohol and other intoxicating substances, including drugs. He is not to have any contact with several individuals, including the co-accused, and not be within 100 metres of the Superlodge Hotel in the 2000 block of 7 Avenue South. He is also prohibited from possessing any weapons.
The matter is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 22, while additional drug, weapon and stolen property charges unrelated to the hotel robbery, will be in court Thursday.