A man charged in connection with a dramatic vehicle crash and fire at the 7-Eleven store in Salmon Arm last Friday remains in custody, awaiting a psychiatric assessment.
Thirty-seven-year-old Kenneth Robert LaForge, a Shuswap resident, appeared in court Tuesday for a bail hearing on charges of arson and mischief.
The Crown Prosecution Service says LaForge’s next appearance in Salmon Arm provincial court will take place on September 25th.
Four people fled from the burning building during last Friday’s incident, police said.
Black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky as firefighters fought to put out the blaze.
A man was arrested at the scene of the incident, according to an eye witness who spoke to Beach Radio News.
(Photo courtesy of Kelsey Hucul)