Tatum denied bail

Justin Crann
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Three co-accused on home invasion appear again next week

Were it not for the violent nature of the allegations he faces, Ryan Tatum may have been granted bail, according to Judge Douglas Kovatch.

Provincial court

Tatum, 29, appeared for his show cause hearing in Moose Jaw provincial court Monday. The evidence of the hearing is under a publication ban.

Tatum faces a slate of charges stemming from an alleged home invasion on March 19, including break, enter and robbery; wearing a mask while committing an indictable offence, and several firearms charges.

"In my view … the violence in the incident is the exact reason I can't release (Tatum) on bail," said Kovatch. "I think that given the circumstances … the public must be protected."

Tatum will continue to be held in remand until his next court appearance on April 23.

Amber Ward, one of his co-accused, also appeared in provincial court on Monday.

Her legal counsel, Tim McLeod, requested an adjournment pending further disclosure. Her matters have also been set over to April 23.

Nicole Bouchard, the third accused in the incident, appears next on April 22.

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Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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