Man charged in homicide back in custody after breaching release conditions

A 39-year-old man charged with manslaughter is back in custody after he breached the conditions of his recognizance.

James Gurney, 39, is charged with manslaughter in connection with the homicide of Gifford George Good Dagger in August 2015. Good Dagger was found in an alley along the 900 block of 17 Street South with severe head and internal injuries and died in hospital on Sept. 1, 2015. Gurney was subsequently arrested and charged with Good Dagger’s death.

On Oct. 6, 2016 a Justice of the Peace released Gurney on a recognizance with multiple conditions – one of which required him to live at an approved residence and abide by a daily curfew.

On November 13, 2016 police conducted a curfew check and confirmed that he was not at his residence and was in breach of the order. During the early morning hours November 14, 2016 Gurney was located on the Blood Reserve and arrested by Blood Tribe Police.

He was transported back to Lethbridge and will appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court this morning to answer to a charge of breach of the conditions of a recognizance.