A man arrested in an apparent case of vigilante justice in Guysborough Co. is scheduled to return to court in October.
RCMP say the operator of one fishing boat deliberately rammed another boat in May.
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.
Eric Victor Pace, 44, from Marie Joseph faces one count of dangerous operation of a motor vessel, and was scheduled for election-and-plea in Antigonish Provincial Court Wednesday; instead, the hearing was adjourned until Oct. 10.
His son, Richard Pace, also from Marie Joseph, has been charged with uttering threats and mischief causing danger to life; he’s expected back in court for election-and-plea Nov. 28.
Austin Stillmant Chambers, 51, of Ecum Secum faces an assault causing bodily harm count, and is scheduled for an election-and-plea hearing Oct. 10.
His son, Terrance Chambers, 26, of Ecum Secum also faces one count of assault causing bodily harm in the case; he made his first appearance in the case two days after the original incident, and was originally released from custody, but sent back behind bars following a breach of his conditions.
Chambers, who pleaded not guilty to his charge during an election-and-plea hearing in May, is scheduled to stand trial Nov. 30.