Trial date assigned in assault case
SYDNEY — A Cape Breton man will stand trial in Supreme Court next year on charges including aggravated assault. Andrew Steven MacIsaac was charged last December with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon (a hammer and a shovel), four counts of breaching court orders and single counts of uttering a threat and assault. A judge and jury trial is now set for June 6-17, 2016. MacIsaac continues to be on remand. He was initially released on the assault charges but was arrested and charged with intimidating two witnesses in the case. He has yet to enter a plea on the intimidation charges. A second person is also charged with intimidation in the case.