Princeton man charged in home invasion makes video appearance in court

Jonathan Haller. Photo credit Facebook

A Princeton man facing numerous charges in connection with a 2018 home invasion and assault on a 91-year-old man, made an appearance via video in circuit court in December.

Jonathan Haller, who is being held without bail at the Okanagan Correctional Centre, wore a red jumpsuit and slouched with his arms crossed, in a chair before the camera.

“I have no idea what’s going on,” he said. “They just woke me up.”

Haller said he was not aware he was to make an appearance before the court.

His attorney, appearing by telephone, asked Haller to stop talking.

“You don’t need to speak. Just listen to what is going on.”

Haller is charged with aggravated assault, break and enter and robbery, and related offenses. He has selected a trial by judge and jury in Supreme Court, however a preliminary hearing is being arranged for Princeton.

Related: Police make arrest related to assault on elderly Princeton man

Crown attorney Ann Lerchs told the court it is important to hold the hearing in Princeton, especially because of the age of the victim.

However court officers said the scheduling will have to be handled carefully as another man charged with related crimes, Cody Wilson, must also appear.

Princeton court has one cell, and the two men must be separated.

Related: Princeton man accused of threatening witness – from behind bars

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