Three men that were arrested following an alleged armed robbery near Ardill have been released from custody on strict conditions. 

Kevin Lacasse of Ardill, Benjamin Knudson of Ardill and Chaze Kober of Mossbank appeared in Moose Jaw Provincial Court on Wednesday for show cause hearings and were granted bail. Evidence presented at the bail hearing is under a publication ban. 

Lacasse and Knudson were represented by Louise Browne, while Linh Pham represented Kober. 

Knudson was released on no money obligations, GPS monitoring, no contact with Kober or the victim, no alcohol, no weapons, report to a bail supervision officer and 24-hour house arrest unless he has written permission from the bail supervision officer. 

Lacasse was released on similar conditions including GPS monitoring, report to a bail supervision officer, 24-hour house arrest unless he has written permission from the bail supervision officer and no contact with the victim or Kober, no drugs or alcohol and a weapons ban. 

Kober’s release conditions were a bit more strict. While there was no money obligation, Judge Brian Hendrickson accepted surety from Kober’s father. He is also on 24-hour curfew and GPS monitoring, no drugs or alcohol, no contact with the victim, Lacasse and Knudson, and a weapons ban. He can also be subject to a search without warrant by a police officer for compliance with the weapons ban no more than twice per month. 

As previously reported, Kober, Lacasse and Knudson were arrested following an alleged armed robbery near Ardill in June. RCMP say the victim was allegedly threatened with a gun, assaulted and robbed. 

A search warrant executed at a residence in Ardill on June 27 resulted in four firearms and ammunition seized. 

Lacasse, 64, is facing charges of pointing a firearm, uttering threats, unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, assault with a weapon and unsafe storage of a firearm.  

Kober, 24, is facing charges of assault with a weapon, use of a firearm in the commission of an offence, careless use of a firearm, carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm, possessing a firearm while prohibited and robbery with a firearm.  

Knudson, 40, was charged with assault with a weapon, robbery, unauthorized possession of a firearm and breaching a conditional sentence order. 

All three men’s cases will be moving to Assiniboia Provincial Court. Their next court date is Aug. 8.