Vernon justice recommends legal aid in attempted murder case

Vernon justice recommends legal aid in attempted murder case

Justice of the Peace urged an attempted murder suspect to seek legal aid for “serious charges”

A Justice of the Peace urged an attempted murder suspect to seek representation soon to deal with his “serious charges.”

Tyson Cole appeared via video in Vernon Law Courts Sept. 13 for a judicial interim release hearing. Cole’s file was remanded one week, to Sept. 20, to allow time to obtain counsel.

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“I’m still working on that,” Cole said of his attempts to gain representation.

The Justice of the Peace said until Cole has a lawyer on board, they will keep having him appear on a regular basis and, should he wish, he can apply for legal aid to further the process.

Cole was apprehended by Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP for attempted murder on July 26 in Vernon.

RCMP located Cole, who was wanted for attempted murder and multiple other firearm-related offences dating back to May 2018. Cole was quickly taken into custody by police at Kin Beach and transported back to the Vernon RCMP detachment.

“After a short foot pursuit with the male, the officers were able to safely take Cole into custody,” said Const. Kelly Brett. “At the time of the arrest, the beach was sparse of people and the responding officers did a great job at apprehending the male without further incident.”

Cole remains in custody. None of the charges against him has been proven in court.

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