Bail hearing set on multiple breach and threat charges
SYDNEY — A Cape Breton man facing multiple breach charges and threat charges is to return to provincial court for a bail hearing later this month.
Rocky Daniel Buchanan, 38, of Bay St. Lawrence, was charged last week with 27 offences 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 behavior.
He is also charged with seven counts of uttering threats including threatening to kill an RCMP officer and his family, threatening to burn down an officer’s home and threatening to burn down RCMP officers homes and the detachment 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 exwife.
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 exhusband.
Buchanan already has 10 convictions for breaching court orders. He is scheduled to have a bail hearing May 23.