UPDATED: Vernon attempted murder case moves to preliminary inquiry

Tyson Darryl Cole will face a preliminary inquiry before a trial by Supreme Court judge alone

UPDATE: Dec. 27

Court documents show that a two-day preliminary inquiry has been scheduled to begin May 6, 2019, one year after the offence was alleged to have occurred.

Original: Dec. 20

After 11 consecutive delays, an attempted murder suspect will face a preliminary inquiry.

Tyson Darryl Cole elected for trial by Supreme Court Judge alone and will seek a preliminary inquiry on the file defence lawyer Troy Anderson told Justice of the Peace Dalene Krenz in Vernon Law Courts Thursday, Dec. 20.

“I have spoken to my friend (Crown prosecutor Margaret Cissell) and we have agreed that two days should be sufficient,” Anderson said.

An unknown number of witnesses, agreed upon by the Crown, will be called during the inquiry.

However, the list had not been filed prior to the arraignment hearing, which forced Krenz to move Cole’s file to the judicial case manager’s office to fix a date for a preliminary inquiry.

As of press time Thursday, no date has been fixed for that inquiry.

Cole is facing 12 counts, including attempted murder and aggravated assault alongside several firearms offences, stemming from an incident on May 1, 2018.

He was arrested in Vernon July 26.

He will remain in custody for the holidays. Anderson said that Cole is not seeking bail at this time.

No pleas were entered during the arraignment.

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A second file before the court, in which Cole faces one count each of willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer and possession of a controlled substance, was adjourned to Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. for a judicial interim release hearing.

None of the charges against Cole in either file have been proven in court.


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