Crown seeking jail time for Stettler man uttering threats

Trial going ahead whether you have lawyer or not: Judge

A trial will go ahead with or without a lawyer, Judge J.D. Holmes told a Stettler man.

The trial was set to proceed Aug. 1 in Stettler provincial court but Morley Savage told the judge he thought the charges against him were being dropped. Savage is charged with three counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm and breach of probation. The crown is going by way of summary conviction, the less serious charge but is seeking jail time for Savage if he’s found guilty.

The two-hour trial was adjourned until Sept. 25.

“It will proceed that date whether you have a lawyer or not,” said Judge J.D. Holmes. “These are serious charges. You can go to jail if convicted.”

Savage reappears on Aug. 23 to confirm with the court that he has legal representation.

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