Man involved in Truro standoff, fleeing custody appears in court

Lavinia Drive, Truro

The man charged following a standoff with police on Lavinia Drive and fleeing custody from Truro Provincial Court has had his case set over until later this month.

Twenty-two-year-old Colby Daniel Scott Smith made a brief appearance in court this morning with lawyer Tara Smith as his new counsel and was remanded to custody until July 24th.

Smith was not in leg shackles, after a judge had authorized their use on Wednesday.

He had been released from custody on Monday following last week's standoff, but was arrested hours later after an incident near the NSLC in Truro.

Smith was in court Tuesday to set a date for a bail hearing when he ran across the courtroom and out a fire exit door, but was eventually arrested after a foot pursuit on Lavinia Drive not far from his apartment.

In addition to numerous weapons-related offences, Smith also faces charges of escaping lawful custody, mischief, taking a motor vehicle without consent, and several charges of breaching an undertaking or recognizance. 

He also faces one count of assault stemming from an incident between November 16th and 19th of last year in Brookfield.