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Prisoner screams, swears after being remanded until bail hearing

Daryl Allen Cleave faces charges of uttering threats, causing mischief under $5,000 and twice failing to comply with previous court orders
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2019-03-15 Saskatchewan provincial court MG
The provincial court building in Moose Jaw. File photo

Hearing that he would remain in jail until his next court appearance, Daryl Allen Cleave began swearing up a storm as he was led back into the courthouse jail cells.

Cleave appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court on Nov. 29 to face new charges brought against him, along with older charges. He is accused of uttering threats, causing mischief under $5,000 and twice failing to comply with previous court orders by breaching an undertaking.

The Crown was opposed to his release on all his charges, said Crown prosecutor Rob Parker. It also wanted his earlier release to be revoked.

Judge Brian Hendrickson wondered if a bail report was necessary; Legal Aid lawyer Merv Shaw replied that such a report “was his only chance” of determining whether he should be released. Shaw also suggested that Cleave appear in court that day versus appearing by video from remand.

“Why is the Crown opposed to my release, anyway?” barked Cleave from the prisoner’s box.

Satisfied that a bail hearing was the best option, Hendrickson adjourned Cleave’s matters to Dec. 4 so such a hearing could be held and also ordered that a bail report be produced.

“So what, I’m stuck in custody until Dec. 4?” growled Cleave. “And then probably still stuck in (here). Why am I not getting out now, right now?”

One of the sheriffs then led Cleave from the prisoner’s box back into the cells, at which point he began swearing and name-calling the court officials. He could be heard pounding on the walls and screaming obscenities; this lasted for at least 10 minutes as the court dealt with other matters.

“(They) pissed me off!” Cleave was heard screaming at one point.

Moose Jaw provincial court next meets on Dec. 2.




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