Judge Douglas Kovatch told Timothy Lockard he had no confidence Lockard would abide by any release conditions.
Moose Jaw Province Court
“Mr. Lockard, I can’t grant you bail for a number of reasons,” Kovatch said to Lockard in Moose Jaw Provincial Court Monday morning.
Some of those reasons include the charges Lockard, 43, faces stemming from incidents involving his girlfriend on April 14 and 15 in Moose Jaw.
On April 14, the Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) was called to a residence after receiving a phone call claiming an assault had taken place.
Rob Parker, Crown prosecutor, described the incident between Lockard and his girlfriend in great detail, including that the accused allegedly choked her with both hands.
Lockard was subsequently charged with assault and two breaches stemming from an incident where he was charged with assault causing bodily harm in British Columbia back in February.
That incident also involved Lockard’s girlfriend.
After being released on April 15, he was in handcuffs about an hour later and charged with five more counts of court order breaches after entering his then residence when he was not permitted to do so.
In fact, Kovatch told the courtroom he believed Lockard left British Columbia for Moose Jaw in order to avoid prosecution for the previous charge of assault causing bodily harm.
Lockard was remanded into custody and will make his next court appearance on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.