Shane Brady made his first appearance at provincial court in Williams Lake on Wednesday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Accused wildfire looter appears in court

Shane Brady is charged in connection with $65,000 in equipment stolen near Williams Lake

A man charged in connection with a $65,000 of heavy equipment stolen from an evacuation zone near Williams Lake made his first court appearance Wednesday

In mid-July, Shane Brady was charged with one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000, one count of possession of firearms without licence or registration, one count of unauthorized firearm possession, two charges of occupying a vehicle with firearm present and one count of possession of firearms contrary to order.

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He made his first appearance for the stolen property charge, at provincial court in Williams Lake on Wednesday morning, by video, wearing what his lawyer William Herdy called a “distinctive kitchen outfit.” The stolen property charge will begin to be heard on Aug. 16.

Brady will make another appearance for the firearm charges on Wednesday afternoon.