Court Briefs, July 19

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
July 20, 2017 - 9:02am

The case for a Red Deer Mountie facing sexual assault charges has been put over to next month.

An agent appeared in Red Deer court Wednesday morning on behalf of Jason Tress.

The 30-year-old was charged in March following an investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ALERT).

Tress, an eight-year RCMP officer, is accused in three separate incidents. He faces two counts of sexual assault and one count of criminal breach of trust.

Two of the incidents are said to have occurred while Tress was on duty, including one at the Red Deer RCMP Detachment in 2016.

Tress was suspended with pay last August and will remain off-duty until his charges are resolved.

His case is due back in court on August 16.


A murder trial has been scheduled for a Red Deer man charged in the death of a young woman from Camrose two years ago.

Dylan Bakke, 22, is one of three men charged with second degree murder in the August 2015 death of Mackenzie Harris, 22.

Harris’ body was found in a wooded area near Calmar two days after she had gone missing. An autopsy later determined her death to be a homicide.

Trial for Bakke will take place June 4 – 15, 2018 in Wetaskiwin.


A man accused in a stabbing incident in Riverside Meadows has had all charges against him dropped.

Just before midnight on January 22 of this year, Mounties say a 34-year-old Red Deer man was stabbed a residence after an altercation with two males and a female.

The victim was stabbed in the torso several times and is in stable condition in hospital, according to police.

Christopher Munro, 25, was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon, and breach of probation.

He was scheduled to stand trial in Red Deer court on Tuesday, but instead all counts against him were withdrawn.


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