Preliminary inquiry scheduled for man involved in hostile encounter with RCMP

by Keith Corcoran

One of two Queens County men charged with allegedly engaging in a hostile encounter with Queens District RCMP and threatening to drive a vehicle into the detachment to gain access to a prisoner will have his allegations tested in a preliminary inquiry.

Kris Kelly, 50, of Liverpool is charged with three counts of uttering threats, two counts each of causing a disturbance and breaching probation and one count of obstructing police. A preliminary inquiry determines whether there's enough evidence to warrant a trial.

Police say two men in June confronted RCMP, who'd arrested a Shelburne County man, and "attempted to gain access to the police car and displayed threatening behaviour" towards the man in custody.

Law enforcement alleges the same two men confronted police again at the RCMP detachment where the other person was still in the hands of authorities. "The men made threats of violence towards the male in custody and violence towards police, including threats to drive a vehicle into the detachment to gain access to the prisoner," RCMP said.

David Troy Oickle, 45, of Liverpool is charged with two counts each of uttering threats and causing a disturbance and one count each of obstructing police, and break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence. His case is in front of a judge again in late September as the matter proceeds through the legal system.

The Shelburne County man who was initially arrested was recently sentenced on charges including an assault of a woman in Milton, Queens County during an alcohol-fuelled dispute in June.

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