Warrant issued for Ponoka teen

For the second time since he was arrested, a warrant has been issued for a Ponoka teenager accused in an armed robbery of a Red Deer convenience store.

For the second time since he was arrested, a warrant has been issued for a Ponoka teenager accused in an armed robbery of a Red Deer convenience store.

Christian Michel Lesann, 18, is one of three people accused of being involved in the Feb. 3 incident. He was scheduled to appear on Wednesday in Red Deer provincial court before Judge Darrell Riemer.

Defence counsel Kevin Sproule acted as agent for his Lesann’s counsel, Kent Teskey of Edmonton. Sproule advised the court that Teskey had informed Lesann of his scheduled appearance and that Lesann should be present.

The intention was to have Teskey removed as his counsel due to a breakdown of the relationship.

Lesann did not attend Wednesday and Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson asked for a public interest warrant. Riemer granted Teskey his removal from the record as counsel for Lesann and issued the warrant.

A warrant was issued for Lesann in April after he failed to appear at the Case Management Office desk for a scheduled appearance. However, he did return to court a few weeks later to deal with his charges.

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