Bank robbery case delayed

Setting of trial dates for a man accused of robbing a Red Deer credit union last fall was adjourned on Friday after he confirmed that he has fired his lawyer.

Setting of trial dates for a man accused of robbing a Red Deer credit union last fall was adjourned on Friday after he confirmed that he has fired his lawyer.

Defence counsel Norm Clair of Wetaskiwin was representing Dustin Aaron Clark, 36, accused of using bear spray and wearing a disguise to rob the Servus Credit Union at 67th Street and Taylor Drive on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Clark, who remains in custody while awaiting trial, told Justice Monica Bast that he has hired Denise Lightning of Hobbema in Clair’s place. Lightning was not in court to confirm that she will represent Clark or that she would be available for his trial, set for Nov. 19 to 22.

Clark is to return to court with counsel on Aug. 9 to either confirm those dates or reschedule his trial.