Spooner trial will need more time

The assault and uttering threats trial of Campbell River Storm co-owner Kevin Spooner will need more time to come to a conclusion.

The trial took up a day and a half of court time on Tuesday and Thursday in Campbell River provincial court. The accused, Kevin Spooner, his defence counsel Doug Marion and Crown prosecutor Bruce Goddard will reconvene on Oct. 24 to schedule up to a full day of court time to bring the trial to a conclusion.

Spooner is charged with committing an assault on Storm general manager and coach Lee Stone and two charges of uttering threats, once to Stone and once to Linda Spooner. All three charges stem from an incident on Dec. 12, 2015.

According to a RCMP report issued in January, police officers responded to a report of an assault at a 16th Avenue residence on Dec. 12. After an investigation, a Crown report was submitted supporting charges against Kevin Spooner, the co-owner of the Storm.

On Thursday the defence called a number of witnesses as well as the defendant to the stand. In addition, a video tape of a Christmas party at Chances Playtime Gaming casino caught by casino security cameras was examined in court. The video will play a part in the next court session as the defence intends to isolate and present scenes that will back their case.

Spooner has pleaded not guilty to the charges.