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Cody Armstrong was released on bail on Feb. 10 and returned to court on Feb.19 to plead not guilty for the charges laid against him.
His trial is currently set for June 8 in Hinton Provincial Court.
Armstrong is the father of a one-year-old Alberta boy for whom an Amber Alert was issued in the early morning hours of Dec. 20, 2019.
RCMP stated that the boy and his parents were all in the home together when the parents had an altercation and Armstrong took his son and left.
The boy was found unharmed later that afternoon and Armstrong was arrested without incident at his home in Brule after a standoff with police.
Charges laid against Armstrong include choking while committing an assault, uttering threats, mischief under $5000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.