Trial Delayed for Two Men Accused in Police Stand Off Case

Brian Fulljames, 28, and Forest Jensen, 20, were supposed to go to trial Tuesday morning (Feb. 6) in connection to a police stand off that took place one year ago in west Lethbridge.

A warrant for arrest will be held for 60 days for two men who were supposed to go to trial Tuesday morning (Feb. 6). Brian Fulljames, 28, and Forest Jensen, 20, are facing charges of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and resisting arrest in connection to a police stand off that took place last February in west Lethbridge. Both men are currently out on bail and the court heard -- during what was supposed to be the beginning of their trial -- that they are now living in Ontario. Fulljames' lawyer noting that a review process is on-going with the financial and employment assistance program in Ontario to pay for his client to come back to Alberta to deal with the matters here. Jensen does not currently have counsel retained. According to Fulljames' defence lawyer, the reason they are pursuing the case is because a police officer allegedly came into Fulljames and Jensen's home without a warrant and tackled his client. He says Fulljames asked to see a warrant and the officer told him it was in his car, yet never showed it. The two now have until April 6 to get back to Alberta to set a new preliminary hearing date. -Sam Borsato

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