Robbery suspect a no-show for sentencing

A former High Prairie man charged for robbing two adult women downtown last November failed to show for sentencing in court last week.

Cole Harvey Hansen failed to appear in High Prairie provincial court Aug. 21.

As a result, Judge D.R. Shynkar granted a request by his lawyer Harry Jong to be removed from the record.

“He’s had no contact with me for about two months,” Jong says.

Hansen was released from Edmonton Remand Centre about two months ago when he then entered Rising Above treatment centre in Grande Prairie, he says.

“He was there for a couple of weeks and then he left, and didn’t return,” says Jong who was his lawyer since last November.

Shynkar ordered a warrant for Hansen’s arrest.

Sentencing was set for Aug. 21 after Hansen pleaded guilty to five charges on April 10.

He was set for sentencing for two counts of robbery, one count of uttering threats for bodily harm, one count of uttering threats, one count of theft under $5,000, and one count of breach of probation.

Hansen was released on bail when his file returned to court May 29 and was banned from High Prairie except to appear in court.

He was also ordered to take treatment for substance abuse.

Hansen was also required to contact a bail officer and comply with conditions that include no alcohol or drugs, no weapons, and keep a curfew.

Hansen was 22 years old when he was charged for an incident on Nov. 7 when two women were robbed downtown High Prairie.

The robber stole $60 from one woman and $20 from another.

Hansen also faces two other charges of uttering threats for bodily harm, two other breaches of probation and one count of being intoxicated in a public place.

Since he left High Prairie, he made his home in Wembley, west of Grande Prairie.

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