Weekend in jail for man who refused to wear a mask in Kamloops Law Courts

Shane Mark Mulholland was slated to stand trial Nov. 27 on one count of breach of probation. But the 44-year-old refused to wear a mask and was not allowed to enter the courthouse. He was then arrested for failing to appear in court.

A Kamloops man spent the weekend in jail after refusing to wear a mask into the city’s courthouse.

Shane Mark Mulholland was slated to stand trial on Friday, Nov. 27, in Kamloops provincial court on one count of breach of probation. But the 44-year-old refused to wear a mask, court heard, and was not allowed to enter the building. 

article continues below

Judge Roy Dickey then issued a warrant for Mulholland’s arrest for failing to appear in court and Mulholland was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks became mandatory in all public buildings and private businesses in B.C. on Nov. 19, following a health order by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Those refusing to mask up could face fines of $230.

Mulholland was slated to appear in Kamloops provincial court for a bail hearing on Monday (Nov. 30).

© Kamloops This Week

 


KAMLOOPS WEATHER

Question of the Week POLL

The NHL season begins on Jan. 13, with teams in an all-Canadian division playng each other. Which team will finish first?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar

Help Us Help Kamloops. Support Local Media.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free. This is a means for those who can afford to support local media to help ensure those who can’t afford to can get access to trusted local information. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation of any amount and cancel at any time .

NEW: For every donation of $25 or greater, we will offer a digital advertising package to the local non-profit group of your choice.

Click on https://support.kamloopsthisweek.com for more information or to make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.