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Two December court dates for Grand Forks man facing multiple charges

Andre Robert Conn facing charges across two unrelated cases
Andre Robert Conn will be in court twice next month over two separate cases; one being an assault on a city community safety officer and another over an assault at a restaurant. Photo: Grand Forks RCMP submitted

A Grand Forks man facing multiple charges stemming from two separate cases will be in provincial court and supreme court in December.

Andre Robert Conn, 41, will be in Supreme Court in Rossland Dec. 4 in regards to an assault on a Community Safety Officer on Oct. 1 to fix a trial date. He is facing one count of Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and one count of Mischief to Property, one count of Assault with a Weapon and two counts of Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace. Crown Prosecution has also elected to proceed by Indictment, meaning they could seek more serious punishments.

This date is to try to confirm a trial date judge and counsel, explained a records employee at the Rossland Supreme Court.

In this incident, an officer called police stating a man in Gyro Park tried to attack him with a knife, according to a statement from RCMP. When the suspect couldn’t get at the officer, he turned his attention on the truck and inflicted an estimated $5,000 in damage.

Conn was arrested at the scene by RCMP and the officer was unharmed.

He will also go to trial Dec. 13 in Grand Forks Provincial Court over an assault at a restaurant earlier this past summer. He was originally supposed to go to trial Nov. 14, but it was cancelled due to time constraints, the employee said.

He remains in custody.