RCMP shooting suspect ordered to stay away from Freemen
Accused released on bail must avoid company of anti-government group
The man accused of gunning down two RCMP officers near Killam, Alta., in February has been ordered by the court to stay away from members of an anti-government group known as the Freemen.
Sawyer Robison, 27, was released from the Edmonton Remand Centre around 6:10 p.m. MT on Friday after he was granted bail earlier this week. Robison, whose long hair has recently been shorn, refused comment. He got into a waiting car which sped away.
According to the judge's release order, Robison must have "no association with any individuals who publicly declare themselves to be Freemen on the Land."
The Freemen are described as a relatively new anti-government group, with an estimated 30,000 sympathizers in Canada.
The judge's order also states that Robison must live with family friends on their farm in Flagstaff County, where he must follow a curfew of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Police can check on him at any time. He will have 15 minutes to present himself to officers and his hands must be in the air.
The order also prohibits him from going into the towns of Killam or Sedgewick.
Robison is charged with two counts of attempted murder and 15 weapons charges in the shooting of RCMP constables Sheldon Shah and Sidney Gaudette on Feb. 7.
In order to be released, Robison must post $100,000 bail with $10,000 provided in cash. The rest of the amount is through security provided by his parents' farm.
Why the judge granted bail and the reasons for the conditions in the release order are covered by a publication ban.
With files from the CBC's Janice Johnston