Man jailed over threats
A Red Deer man already in custody on unrelated charges was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Tuesday for threatening to kill another man.
Benjamin Bjarnason, 26, pleaded guilty in provincial court before Judge Jim Hunter to threatening a staff member at an employment placement office in Red Deer on Oct. 22.
Defence counsel Norm Clair said Bjarnason is a ward of the public guardian and was previously diagnosed with mental health disorders including fetal alcohol syndrome, attention deficit and cognitive dysfunction.
The public guardian is now working with the John Howard Society to find a placement where Bjarnason can get some help once he has been released, said Clair.
Bjarnason remains in custody on other charges.
He and three others, Devon Watson, 27, Chase Callihoo, 24, and Jamie Symes, 37, were arrested during a raid in December, in which Red Deer City RCMP allege they found and seized a variety of drugs, as well as weapons.
Bjarnason was charged with four weapons and firearms-related offences, as well as breaching conditions of his probation.
His bail hearing on those charges has been adjourned to Feb. 26.