Man charged with assaulting Nelson prosecutor

A 52-year-old Trail man is facing charges of assaulting a Crown prosecutor outside the Nelson courthouse Thursday.

A 52-year-old Trail man is facing charges of assaulting a Crown prosecutor outside the Nelson courthouse Thursday.

Police say the man had been in court recently on a family matter, and felt the prosecutor treated him unfairly in seeking a peace bond. Although he wasn’t due in court that day, he sought her out and confronted her.

A passing police officer noticed the incident and arrested the man. Police say he has a history of making veiled threats to court staff.

There were no injuries, but the man is in custody pending a court appearance Monday on counts of assault and criminal harassment.

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