A man charged in an apparent case of vigilante justice in Guysborough Co. has entered a not guilty plea.
RCMP say the operator of one fishing boat deliberately rammed another boat May 13.
They say no one was hurt, but one boat was damaged.
Police say it stemmed from recent fishing licence changes in the area, even though no one involved was fishing illegally.
They say they responded to an assault complaint one night later; the victim was taken to hospital with injuries.
RCMP say they believe that was related to the incident the night before.
They say they arrested four people in total.
Terrance Raymond Chambers, 26, of Ecum Secum faces one count of assault causing bodily harm; Chambers, who made his first appearance in the case May 15, was originally released from custody, but sent back behind bars following a breach of his conditions.
He pleaded not guilty during an election-and-plea hearing in Antigonish Provincial Court Wednesday; he’s scheduled to stand trial July 4.
A second Ecum Secum man, 52, also faces an assault causing bodily harm charge, and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 5.
A Beaver Dam man, 27, turned himself in to police May 15; he was released on conditions, including to have no contact with the victim, and is expected in court on the same charge Sept. 12.