Kurtis Deering’s case was under the guidance of the case management officer on Dec. 2 in Medicine Hat Provincial Court.
The CMO is a senior staff lawyer who assists the court with respect to management of matters before the court and can make various administrative decisions
Deering was allegedly charged by Redcliff RCMP between April 1, 2019 and Aug. 18, 2020 for keeping cattle in his possession without consent from the owner. The cattle were found astray contrary to section 338 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code.
Deering was alledgedly found in possession of a Red Angus bull of value exceeding $5,000 and knowing that all of the property was obtained by or derived directly or indirectly from the commission in Canada of an offense punishable by indictment contrary to section 354 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code.
He also was found allegedly to traffic in property to wit a Red Angus Bull knowing that all the properties was obtained by or derived directly or indirectly from the Commission of Canada and is punishable contrary to section 355.2.
The case was adjourned until Dec. 16.
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I believe we need some fact checking and a better job of reporting on this story. It is common knowledge among the ranchers in the area the truth of what really happened.
Our story is based on and substantiated by the peace officer’s sworn statement; provided to the Bow Island Commentator by Medicine Hat provincial courthouse.