Man charged in assault must stay off the islands

  • Jul. 18, 2008 11:00 a.m.

by Heather Ramsay-One of the men charged after a brutal assault in Queen Charlotte has been released on bail. Jimmy Lavallee was released July 8 on bail of $5,000 with 11 conditions. He has one surety who must ensure he meets the conditions of bail, one of which is that he not be found on the Queen Charlotte Islands. Mr. Lavallee has been charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, assault causing bodily harm and theft over $5,000. All charges are related to an assault that took place on May 23. Mr. Lavallee’s next court appearance is July 30, when he is expected to enter a plea. Another man, Michael Peterson of Queen Charlotte, remains in custody in Prince George. He has elected to stand before a judge and jury in the BC Supreme Court. Mr. Peterson has been charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement or imprisonment, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, two counts of assault with a weapon and theft $5,000 or under. His next appearance is July 30. The assault case involved a 25-year-old Queen Charlotte resident who said he was beaten and tortured for several hours before being thrown in a dump truck and taken to the woods north of Skidegate, where he was hog-tied, tossed over a ravine and left to die. One youth is involved in the case and is next scheduled to appear before the courts on Aug. 19.

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