04/02/2015 04:44 EDT | Updated 06/02/2015 05:59 EDT

Accused shooter of B.C. Mountie asks others tied to case to stop writing him

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 36-year-old man charged with shooting a Mountie in British Columbia's Interior last December has told a judge that he wants others connected to the case to stop writing him.

Ken Knutson was dressed in a red prison-issued sweat suit when he appeared in a Kamloops, B.C., courtroom to face attempted murder, aggravated assault and two firearms-related charges.

He is accused of shooting 41-year-old Cpl. Jean Rene Michaud (mee-SHOW') during an early morning traffic stop on Dec. 3. Michaud is still recovery in hospital.

When Knutson was told he was still bound by no-contact orders, he asked the judge to tell people believed to be connected to the shooting to stop writing him because he has "no reason to talk to them."

While Knutson has made previous video appearances, Thursday was the first time he was present physically and his case was adjourned until later this month.

Ssenior Mounties have also launched their own probe into the shooting to try to prevent similar incidents from occurring. (Kamloops This Week)