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SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside man who allegedly told jail guards there would be a massacre once he was released from jail made a brief appearance in Summerside provincial court Thursday to enter pleas on the charges.
James Franklin Little, 46, pleaded not guilty to charges of threatening police, assault, theft of jewelry and to uttering threats.
Those cases will be heard on Aug. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
The trials for theft of jewelry and uttering threats have been set for Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.
Two other charges of uttering threats and assault causing bodily harm were adjourned to Aug. 26 to set a date for election of how Little will be tried, judge alone or a judge and jury.
Little told the court that he would represent himself in all matters.
Summerside police arrested Little on June 6 for allegedly uttering threats after an altercation in the city.
He appeared before Justice of the Peace Charles Thompson in Charlottetown for a show cause hearing Friday to determine if he should be held in custody while his case is before the courts.
Thompson ordered him held until his case is dealt with.