Northern Cape Breton man remanded
A northern Cape Breton man, with a history of breaching his release conditions, is again behind bars charged with 27 offences including multiple breaches and assaults involving police.
Rocky Daniel Buchanan, 38, of Bay St. Lawrence, was charged Wednesday after making contact with his ex-wife that resulted in a confrontation with two RCMP officers.
Buchanan is charged with 16 counts of breaching court orders including contacting his ex-wife and failing to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.
He is also charged with seven counts of uttering threats including threatening to kill a RCMP officer and his family, threatening to burn down an officer’s home and threatening to burn down RCMP officers homes and the detachments in Ingonish and Dingwall.
He is also charged with two counts of assault, including his ex-wife and a police officer along with a single count of aggravated assault involving a police officer and a charge of mischief relating to damage to a police vehicle.
Buchanan was released in January on conditions that included he have no contact with his ex-wife.
The release came after he is alleged to have breached a previous release order by having contact with the woman who has repeatedly agreed to not wanting any contact with her ex-husband.
Buchanan already has 10 convictions for breaching court orders.
After a brief provincial court appearance Thursday, he was remanded pending the outcome of a bail hearing set for Monday. While in jail, Buchanan has been ordered to have no contact with his ex-wife or the officers involved in the new charges.