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Keremeos man pleads guilty to skipping court in assault case

Steven Khalembach has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges, including assault by choking

A Keremeos man facing multiple charges will be facing some of them in a one-day trial.

Steven John Patrick Khalembach appeared in Penticton court on June 2 to plead guilty to charges of failing to appear in court, breaching his release order and flight from police.

He also entered pleas of not guilty to charges of assault by choking, assault with a weapon and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, for which he will be going to trial.

The charges that Khalemback pleaded guilty to were from not appearing in court on June 14, 2021 and July 28, 2021 and in November 2020 driving away from police.

A pre-sentencing report with a psychological component will be provided at Khalembach’s next court appearance on July 27.

A date for the trial for the charges that Khalembach pleaded not guilty to has not yet been scheduled.

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