Stoney Creek teen makes first court appearance

A 17-year-old boy from Stoney Creek remains in hospital after being severely beaten in the head in the early hours of March 19.

A 17-year-old boy from Stoney Creek remains in hospital after being severely beaten in the head in the early hours of March 19.

Brandon Lee Thomas-Flurer was found lying in bed with severe head injuries by members of his family, a short time after the incident.

A 17-year-old boy from Stoney Creek was arrested by the Vanderhoof RCMP after he turned himself in at the police detachment on March 21 at noon. He is facing charges of aggravated assault and failure to comply with a condition of an undertaking given to an officer in charge.

The youth made his first court appearance on March 24 before a Youth Justice Court Judge in Prince George where he was remanded in custody.

He will make another court appearance today where a further court date will be set.

On Sunday March 20 at 11 a.m., a peaceful rally was held at the Saik’uz Reserve Band office.

Many people from the community as well as representatives from a neighboring reserve attended the rally which was advertised on Facebook.

“It was some concerned band members that wanted to have a rally because they’re just tired of all the violent incidents that are happening here,” said Chief Jackie Thomas of Saik’uz First Nation.

There are just too many things happening that are not being resolved,” she said.

 

Staff-Sergent Dave Beach with the Vanderhoof RCMP said witness statements are still coming in from the incident.

 

 

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