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Man accused in forcible confinement case granted release

A Lloydminster man who was arrested after he failed to appear in court has been granted his release.

Luke Dean appeared from Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre in Lloydminster Provincial Court via CCTV on September 28th. Dean’s lawyer and the crown prosecutor agreed to his release under conditions. Dean would also have to pay a $2,000 cash deposit.

Dean failed to appear on August 31st to face charges in relation to the search of a house on the 400 block of 44th Street and a bench warrant was put out for his arrest. He was arrested by Lloydminster RCMP on September 1st and a search found he was in possession of methamphetamines. At his last court appearance, the 27-year-old pled guilty to possession and breach of release charges.

He is scheduled to be back in court on October 19th. Co-accused Jason Palsich will also be back in court on the same day.

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Both men were involved in an investigation where a victim was allegedly assaulted and confined to a house before being able to flee. The two are facing several charges including forcible confinement, assault with a weapon and extortion.

The allegation against the accused have not been proven in court.

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