Man charged with threatening sex trade worker possibly connected to case in Lower Mainland

By The Canadian Press/CTV News
December 15, 2017 - 7:13am

VERNON-VANCOUVER — A man facing charges of threatening a sex trade worker near Falkland will be spending Christmas behind bars.

37 year old Curtis Sagmoen made a brief video appearance in Vernon provincial court where the seven charges he's facing were adjourned until Dec. 28th.

He's alleged to have pointed a gun at a prostitue in August.

No new charges were laid against Sagmoen who is being held in custody.

The remains of 18 year old Traci Genereaux were found on the farm Sagmoen's parents own in Silver Creek.

No charges have been laid in connection with her death.

Meanwhile, documents obtained by CTV News are shedding light on an alleged violent incident in the Lower Mainland with connections to the rural B.C. farm that was the site of a major missing persons investigation.

The farm in Salmon Arm, where the body of a missing teenage girl was found two months ago after a two-week search, belongs to the family of Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, who is currently in custody on gun charges relating to an incident where a sex worker was allegedly threatened with a gun in August.

But five years before that, Sagmoen owned a townhouse in Maple Ridge, where neighbours remember a chilling incident.

Kevin Robertson said in the early afternoon on a January Sunday in 2013, he and his family heard a woman yelling and calling for help while fighting with Sagmoen in a common area in the townhouse complex.

The "General Occurrence Hardcopy" says police were called to the townhouse complex to a report that "there was a male chasing a female southbound on Gilker Hill Road and she was yelling for help. The female yelled the male hit her with a hammer."

An officer searched the male’s residence but didn’t find a bloody hammer. And another officer tracked the woman down in a cab, but she refused to provide a statement or let the officer view her injuries.

The event was marked "unfounded" and it wasn’t sent to crown counsel to consider the laying of any charges.

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