Accused in Iroquois armed robbery getting faith-based treatment

The South Dundas Justice Building at 6 Fifth Street West in Morrisburg, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

MORRISBURG – The case of a Cardinal man, accused of an armed robbery at the Iroquois Circle K convenience store in February, has been put off for a few months to allow him to get faith-based addiction treatment.

Kasey Molson, 35, is charged with two counts each of robbery with a weapon, disguise with intent and possession of a dangerous weapon as well as a single count of conspiracy.

Molson and another man are accused of ripping off the corner store for cash and cigarettes on Feb. 18.

During a court appearance on July 16 in Morrisburg, defence lawyer William Webber, speaking as an agent for the Paul Lewandowski Professional Corporation, asked for a 3-4 month adjournment of the case.

“He’s attending his courses there (at Harvest House) and it’s being recommended that he continue with the program,” Webber told Judge Franco Giamberardino.

Harvest House Ministries in Ottawa is a Christian-based rehabilitation center for young men struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol.

The judge granted the adjournment until early November.

“It (the November court appearance) can be marked as ‘to be spoken to’ and if the matter is ready to resolve, it can be done as well. I don’t think there’s any concrete expectation that the matter will resolve that date,” Giamberardino said.

A co-accused in the case, 28-year-old Travis Visser of Augusta Township, will be in court in mid-November for a preliminary hearing.