Bail hear­ing set on mul­ti­ple breach and threat charges

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton -

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.

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