August court date for airport offender

February incident the root of multiple charges for defendant

Nelson Court House

A man at the centre of a wild series of incidents at the West Kootenay Regional Airport in mid-February has had his latest appearance in Nelson Law Courts last week.

Vehicles were damaged and a man seriously injured in the disturbance begun in the early morning hours of February 16, as Aaron Nicholas Welch, 29 went on a frightening rampage at the Ootischenia-located airport. He has subsequently received guilty verdicts (on May 13) for four of those charges which had included robbery, aggravated assault and resisting/obstructing a police officer. There were multiple mischief charges as well.

An appearance on June 10 set the date for a pre-sentence report and sentencing hearing concerning the offender.

Welch’s next appearance is set for August 18 in Nelson Law Courts.

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