Rally planned during Sagmoen inquiry

Curtis Sagmoen back in court Thursday, via video, in Vernon

A court case in Vernon Thursday morning is again drawing attention.

Curtis Wayne Sagmoen is slated to appear via video at 9:30 a.m. to set a date for a preliminary inquiry.

During that time, a local group is also planning to rally to support missing and murdered women and their families on the Vernon Courthouse steps.

“This is not a protest,” Wendy Mohr states in a social media post calling for others to join the rally. “We will have a peaceful gathering and rally of support.

“There will be no negative outcries against the RCMP, the investigators, etc, as we are there recognizing that a violent offender, who lives where Traci Genereaux was found, and who has charges pending for violent assaults on other women in the area, is in court.”

Mohr is calling for other who could like to join the rally to be at the courthouse at 9 a.m.

“There is power in numbers,” she states.

Sagmoen last appeared via video in Vernon on Feb. 28 for a bail hearing.

See: Sagmoen remains in custody

Judge Mark Takahashi ordered that Sagmoen will remain in custody.

Sagmoen faces eight counts; disguising his face with the intent to commit an offence; intentionally discharging a firearm while reckless; uttering threats; careless use or storage of a firearm; possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose; possession of a controlled substance; and mischief not in excess of $5,000.



newsroom@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Okanagan air quality index poor due to smoke

Index for entire Okanagan Valley rated at 10+, or very high risk, because of wildfire smoke

Child dies in boating incident on Kal Lake

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kal Lake when the incident occured

Kelowna city councillor ‘ready’ to run, but not ready to say for what office

Tracy Gray has a city-focused webpage up seeking support but hasn’t ruled out Tory nomination bid

The Bank of Montreal’s Kelowna branches add Pride flag to lobbies

The bank is taking a step for solidarity, one colour at a time

Google Street updating Kelowna pictures

Specially equipped vehicle, with 360-degree camera mounted on the roof, seen downtown

A look at B.C. wildfire smoke from space

NASA provides a timelapse of smoke covering B.C. from space

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province calls for federal aid

More fires have burned in B.C. already this year than did in all of 2017

Kayak in Indian Arm waters off B.C.’s Deep Cove and feast on famous doughnuts

About a half hour drive from Vancouver, Deep Cove is a great kayaking spot for locals and tourists

Child, 4, attacked by cougar near Fernie

The BC Conservation Officer Service said it happened while the family was fishing

Penticton RCMP trying to locate a missing man

Sheridan Graham was last seen Aug. 11.

Trans Mountain pipeline protesters practise resisting police at Camp Cloud

Last week, a Supreme Court judge granted the City of Burnaby an injunction ordering protesters to remove everything from the site

Gun used in Fredericton killings is legal, man had licence

Police Chief Leanne Fitch said the long gun is commonly available for purchase, and is not a prohibited or restricted weapon

Ontario will sell pot online when legalization comes in the fall

There are further plans to have pot in private retail stores in early 2019

Woman missing after car swept away by mudslide near Cache Creek

A search is now underway for Valerie Morris, who has been missing since the afternoon of August 11.

Most Read