For the Lakeside Leader
A man convicted of threatening several police officers from the High Prairie area will be sentenced in mid-November.
Amos Edwin McKechnie, 36, of Canyon Creek, was found guilty of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, and intimidation, after a three-day trial by judge and jury in Peace River.
McKechnie will be sentenced Nov. 18 in Peace River by Justice Paul Jeffrey, who presided at the trial.
McKechnie was charged after allegations made on Aug. 12, 2018 at or near High Prairie that he threatened seven police officers, a court sheriff, two provincial court judges, a Court of Queen’s Bench justice and two lawyers, court records show.
Later, an allegation against one of the lawyers was dropped.
The intimidation charge relates to McKechnie’s intention to provoke a state of fear in justice system personnel, so as to impede them in their duty.
McKechnie was appearing (via CCTV) in High Prairie provincial court for a bail hearing when he made the threats. The officers threatened were with High Prairie RCMP and Lakeshore Regional Police. The names of the victims were not released.
McKechnie appeared at his trial from Bowden Institution.