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One of the accused men in the Beatton River assault cases has been ordered not to contact others involved in the case.

Jordan Anthony Ramos appeared at Fort St. John courthouse by video link from Prince George.

The Crown asked that the 21 year-old not be allowed to communicate with 30 people who were named in the notice of disclosure document given to both him and his attorney.

Crown Attorney Paul Swartz said Ramos is alleged to have been the leader of a group that committed the violent assaults on July 25.

He is alleged to have committed serious, violent acts with bats and 2x4s, and was also in possession of a gun.

He is also alleged to be involved in the City’s drug trade.

Judge B. Daley granted an interim order stating that Ramos could not communicate with a specific list of people, some of whom are potential witnesses in the case.

The order expires on Monday at 4:30 p.m. but could be further extended at that time.

Ramos is charged with nine offences, including four counts of assault with a weapon, one count of assault, two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and one count of possessing a firearm while prohibited.

The other accused in the assaults, Jeremy Drake Jondreau, had been released on bail on Aug. 3 and was set to appear in court Wednesday, but had been arrested in the past 24 hours on unrelated matters.

His bail was revoked.

Both of the accused are scheduled to appear in court Sep. 8.

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