Two men accused of forcible confinement, robbery and extortion will be back in court in the new year.
Luke Dean is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at Lloydminster Provincial Court on April 22. The hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to a trial and Dean will elect how he wants to stand trial.
After a conflict in North Battleford Legal Aid, a new lawyer will be representing Jason Palsich on his charges. He will be back in court on January 4.
The two men were arrested and charged following a house search in Lloydminster in August. According to Lloydminster RCMP, the two men were involved in an ongoing investigation where a victim was allegedly assaulted and confined to the house before being able to flee and contact police.
Both men were jointly charged with forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, robbery with a weapon and extortion.
The allegations against the two have not been proven in court.