A 40-year-old Kelowna man remains in custody following a string of crimes in Rutland ending in a four-hour stand off with RCMP but will appear in court at the end of the month.
Stephen Earl Skinner is facing several charges including robbery, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, break and enter and flight from police.
His string of alleged crimes, which occurred in mid-June, commenced with a stabbing, which is believed led Skinner to hijack a car and flee from police.
The chase ended with the car crashing into a fire hydrant and Skinner barricading himself in a vacant home in the stand off between him and the police went on for several hours.
Skinner appeared by video in B.C. provincial court in Kelowna on Tuesday, but his case was pushed to next Tuesday to give his defence lawyer more time to obtain further disclosures from Crown counsel.
Skinner’s case was already delayed because he couldn’t secure a lawyer.