A bail hearing for a man accused of pointing a firearm at someone, assaulting three other people with his vehicle, and then escaping police custody, didn’t proceed today in North Battleford Provincial Court.
Instead, North Battleford legal aide lawyer Andrew Lyster asked the court to move the bail hearing to Biggar Circuit Court and reschedule it to May 5.
Jordy Leschinski, 20, is facing 19 charges. According to Biggar RCMP, they received a call shortly before 6 p.m. on April 18 that a man had pointed a firearm at someone. The caller also said the man left with a female youth in his vehicle. All three were known to each other.
Court documents say that Leschinski had a loaded Winchester 94 in the back of his Dodge Ram.
Police arrested him and took him to the hospital, where he allegedly escaped custody. Court records state Leschinski “escaped from lawful custody of the Biggar RCMP by getting out of his handcuffs and fleeing the Biggar Hospital.”
In a media release, the RCMP said Leschinski allegedly stole a RAV4 after fleeing from the hospital.
Three RCMP Detachments, Saskatoon Police and RCMP Police Dog Services assisted Biggar RCMP in locating Leschinski near Landis shortly after midnight on April 19.
The Crown is proceeding by way of indictment, the more serious charge that typically brings more prison time if convicted.
Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist