New details in North Central standoff
|globalnews.ca 24 Oct 2017 at 20:27|
A man facing charges in a day-long standoff in Regina’s North Central neighbourhood fell asleep during his first court appearance.
Lyall Anaquod was brought into court in a wheelchair after being bitten by a police dog. As the judge read his list of charges, he nodded off.
The 42-year-old man is facing several charges, including forcible confinement and discharging a firearm in a reckless manner.
He was arrested following an 11-hour standoff in the 1100-block of Elphinstone Street.
Police started investigating the block around 6 a.m. on Monday morning.
“The allegation was that there may have been suspected stolen property being moved into the house,” Regina Police Service spokesperson Elizabeth Popowich said. “That was the original complaint that prompted police to go there.”
Thirty-six-year-old Lyndon Sprague was taken into custody sometime before 10 a.m., Popowich said.
“It was only through continued investigation that all of the links were made,” she added.
Police say two shots were then fired at an officer shortly after 10 a.m.
“I heard four popping sounds. I saw the cops scatter,” neighbour Mike Hardy said.
“When I was sitting there, I saw gunshots and then I saw a flash, and it looked like it went right by my truck, and I didn’t know if I was getting shot at or what, but I knew to get out of there,” he said.
“Nobody knew what was going on, and all of a sudden the whole area is surrounded,” Hardy said. “Police are phoning and telling people to stay in the house.”