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Shawn Ezerkis will return to Moncton court on May 12 for trial. (Kate Letterick/CBC)

A Moncton man accused of dousing a woman in paint thinner and threatening to set her on fire will go to trial in May.

Shawn Ezerskis, 30, is charged with assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Ezerskis, who pleaded not guilty in February, made a brief appearance in Moncton provincial court on Thursday, when a trial date was set for May 12.

Two days have been set aside.

Ezerskis remains remanded in custody. There is a publication ban on the evidence presented during his previous bail hearing and the judge's reasons for detaining him.

In January, a woman arrived at the RCMP station, complaining she had been assaulted by her boyfriend.

She told police he had poured paint thinner on her, lit a lighter and threatened to set her and their apartment on fire, police have said.