Arrested and released with conditions

by | Sep 13, 2023

Woodstock provincial court news

  1. Arrested and released with conditions

Jacob Alexander Roy, 26, of Windsor, appeared in provincial court in custody on Sept. 12 and was released with conditions. He returns to court for plea on Oct. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

RCMP charged Roy with assault involving a female victim and unlawful confinement concerning an incident on Sept. 11 in Windsor. He was ordered to reside at a residence in Woodstock and must have no contact with the complainant.

  1. 45 days in jail or time served

Daniel Jr. Francis, 33, of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Sept. 12 and was sentenced to 45 days in jail or time served after pleading guilty to two charges laid by RCMP. He was also placed on probation for 12 months.

RCMP charged Francis with two counts of uttering threats and resisting arrest following an incident on Aug. 2 at Neqotkuk. He pleaded guilty to the threat charges, and the crown withdrew the third charge. He appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Aug. 8 and was remanded to jail after waiving his bail. Francis had a prior criminal record.

The court heard the charges were laid following an argument outside a residence in Neqotkuk. Francis made threats against another man in the community, as well as a police officer. Francis told the court he was now participating in a drug rehabilitation program.

  1. Suspended sentence, probation for obstructing police

Brandon Kirk Leach, 26, of Anderson Road, Victoria County, received a suspended sentence and 12 months probation after pleading guilty to one charge laid by RCMP. He was also fined $100.

RCMP charged Leach with obstructing police following an incident on May 19 at Tobique Narrows. The court heard police found him asleep behind the wheel, but he refused to comply with orders to exit his vehicle. Leach had a prior criminal record. The crown withdrew another charge of driving while suspended.

  1. Arrest warrant issued

The court issued an arrest warrant for Marc Morin, 24, of Aroostook, after he failed to appear in provincial court on Sept. 12 for plea on two charges laid by RCMP.

Police charged Morin with possession of a stolen snowmobile and obstructing a police officer in connection with an incident on March 6 in Carlingford. 

  1. Sentencing set for assault

Cassidy Guest of Perth Andover will appear for sentencing in provincial court on Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. after pleading guilty to assault.

Guest was charged with assault, causing bodily harm to another man following an incident on June 21, 2022, at Perth Andover. He appeared for trial on Sept. 11 and changed his plea.

  1. Held for bail hearing

Trevor Crain, 49, of Killoween, appeared in provincial court in custody on Sept. 12 after being arrested on a warrant for failing to attend court. He was remanded for a bail hearing on Sept. 14 at 11 a.m.

Crain appeared in provincial court in custody by video on June 21 for a bail hearing. He was released with conditions until his next court appearance on July 11 but then failed to appear.

RCMP charged Crain with breaking and entering a dwelling house, breaching an undertaking on June 15 at Moose Mountain, and committing an assault involving a female victim on June 11 at Killoween. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. They also charged him with theft of gas from the Co-op Country Store in Florenceville-Bristol on Jan. 13.

  1. Trial dates set for series of charges

Kelsey Janetta Brooker, 29, of Florenceville-Bristol, appeared in provincial court on Sept. 12 for monitoring and confirmed she would be ready to proceed to trial.

Brooker pleaded not guilty to a series of charges by Woodstock Police and RCMP. Trial dates were set for April 5, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. and April 24, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Brooker appeared in provincial court for a bail hearing on April 28 and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to her ankle.

She was arrested by Woodstock Police and charged with failing to stop for police and breach of a release order for an incident on April 22 in Woodstock. RCMP also charged Brooker with failing to follow a curfew on April 21 in Florenceville-Bristol.

Brooker appeared in provincial court in custody on March 21. She was released with conditions and was scheduled to court for plea on April 25 but was arrested. RCMP charged her with breach of an undertaking by failing to follow a curfew in connection with another incident on March 11 at Florenceville-Bristol.

She was also charged by RCMP with break and enter at a dwelling house, transporting a firearm in a careless manner; possession of a firearm (a rifle) for the purpose of committing an offense; possession of a firearm without a licence; being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a firearm, and committing mischief causing property damage to a door, driveway gate, and security system in connection with an incident on Jan. 26 in Holmesville.

  1. Awaiting plea on two charges

Tusha Mae Sawyer, 45, of Carlingford, appeared in provincial court on Sept. 12 for plea on two charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of her defence counsel.

Sawyer was charged with aggravated assault against another woman and indictable breach of probation in connection with an incident on July 29 at Gladwyn. The court heard she was also subject to a release order on Aug. 3.

  1. Florenceville-Bristol woman awaits sentencing

Brandi Bowmaster, 26, of Florenceville-Bristol, will appear for sentencing in provincial court on Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. after pleading guilty to theft.

Bowmaster was charged by RCMP with possession of stolen property (a debit card) and theft of money under $5,000 following an incident on Feb. 13 at Florenceville-Bristol. She entered her guilty plea on Aug. 15 and then made a subsequent court appearance on Sept. 12.

  1. Returning to court for plea

Hailey Vandijk, 23, of Beardsley Road in Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on two charges laid by RCMP.

Vandijk was charged with break, enter and theft at a garage and committing mischief causing property damage to two vehicles in connection with an incident on May 6 at Holmesville. She appeared in court on Sept. 12 when the matter was adjourned to the new date at the request of her defence counsel.

  1. Plea adjourned for Woodstock man

Jonathon Perry Bustard, 44, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Sept. 12 to face three charges laid by Woodstock Police. The matter was adjourned for plea until Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Bustard was charged with break and enter at a dwelling house, indictable assault against another man, and breach of a peace bond concerning an incident on July 19 at a residence in Woodstock. He waived his bail at a court appearance on July 27.

  1. In custody awaiting plea

Kristopher Joseph McConnell, 31, of Hartland, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Sept. 12 for plea on several charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

McConnell was charged with breach of a release order for an incident on July 15 in Hartland and possession of a stolen utility trailer on Aug. 22 in Greenfield. He also faces charges of criminal harassment and breach of probation on July 23 and breaching an emergency intervention order on June 7. He was also charged with possession of stolen property (an ATV) and breach of probation in connection with an incident on June 26 at Lansdowne.

McConnell appeared in provincial court in custody on June 27 and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He failed to return to court for plea on July 25, and an arrest warrant was issued. He appeared in court on Aug. 23 for a bail hearing but waived his bail until later.

  1. Pair to enter pleas following manhunt

Wyatt DeLong, 28, of Cloverdale, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Aug. 29 for a bail hearing. The hearing was adjourned until later. DeLong returns to court in custody for plea on Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m.

DeLong was charged with discharging a firearm with intent, flight from police, dangerous driving and breach of probation, in connection with an incident on July 14 at Florenceville-Bristol when shots were allegedly fired at a police officer.

Janis Buchanan, 27, of Perth-Andover, was charged with robbery with violence stemming from an incident on May 29 at Florenceville-Bristol. The alleged theft involved a car, wallet and cell phone.

Buchanan reserved her bail hearing until a later date. She was remanded to jail and returns to court for plea on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. She made a court appearance on Sept. 12 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

They were arrested after a manhunt in Victoria County in connection with a series of incidents in the Upper River Valley.

  1. Trials scheduled on several charges

James Blair Hovey, 27, of Perth Andover, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Sept. 12 for plea on charges laid by RCMP.

He pleaded not guilty to break and enter at a dwelling house and theft, concerning an incident on May 12 at Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), and not guilty to failing to attend court on June 13. A trial date was set for Nov. 23 at 9:30 a.m.

At an earlier court appearance, Hovey pleaded not guilty to 12 other charges, including two counts of assault on a female victim, two counts of assault with a weapon (a knife and bear spray), three counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, pointing a firearm at another person, careless use of a firearm, possession of a firearm (a shotgun) without a licence, assault while threatening to use a weapon (a machete), and committing mischief causing property damage to an iPhone, laptop computer, and a flat-screen TV. The incidents occurred at Plaster Rock between Dec. 14 and Dec. 20, 2022, and between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28 of this year. A trial date was set for Nov. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Hovey appeared in court in custody on July 26 and was denied bail. He appeared in provincial court in custody on June 27 after being arrested on a warrant. He was charged with breach of a release order between June 10 and June 12 in Grand Falls and failing to attend court for plea in Woodstock on June 13.

Hovey appeared in provincial court in custody on May 18 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He appeared in court in custody on May 1 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions but allegedly breached his release order.

  1. Woodstock man gets trial date

Jace Maddox Anderson, 18, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Sept. 12 to set a date for his trial after pleading not guilty to two charges laid by Woodstock Police.

Anderson was charged with assault and uttering threats in connection with an incident at a Woodstock apartment on May 25. His trial date was set for July 4, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. A monitoring date was also set for Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

  1. Thomas awaiting trial, McLean to enter plea

Connell Ross McLean, 27, and Issak Tedford Thomas, 27, of Centreville, remain in custody on charges related to a series of incidents, including a police chase and shots fired.

Thomas appeared in court in custody by video and waived his bail until later. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and returned to court on Aug. 30, when his trial date was set for Jan. 18-19, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. A monitoring date was also set for Dec. 19.

McLean also appeared in court in custody by video on Aug. 23 for his bail hearing. The hearing was adjourned until Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the request of his defence counsel. McLean did not enter any plea at his court appearance.

They were each charged by RCMP with discharge of a firearm (a rifle) with intent, improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a firearm, obstructing police, and possession of stolen property (a side-by-side).

Thomas was also charged with possession of a firearm while prohibited and breach of probation. McLean faces additional charges of flight from police, driving while suspended, and assaulting a police officer.

The two men were arrested following a collision between an off-road vehicle and a police cruiser on Route 105 in Lower Brighton, south of Harland, on July 17. The arrests were related to a Monday morning incident in Speerville, south of Woodstock, which included shots fired at a Speerville resident.

The suspects fled Speerville, leading to an hours-long police search and investigation in several communities, including Lakeville, between Centreville and Woodstock, and Lower Brighton.

  1. Held in custody for plea

Brandon Schriver, 21, of no fixed address, appeared in provincial court in custody by video for plea on several firearm charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Schriver appeared in provincial court in custody on Sept. 1 for a bail hearing and was remanded to jail. He was charged by RCMP with assault, possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, impaired driving, possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of a restricted weapon, and breach of probation following an incident on Aug. 30 at Craig’s Flat in Victoria County.

The court heard Schriver was a parolee from federal prison. He was sentenced to two years in prison in January 2022 for a series of thefts across Victoria County.

Woodstock man to enter plea

Tristan Mathias Kelleter, 25, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. for plea on two charges by Woodstock Police.

Kelleter was charged with two counts of uttering threats concerning an incident on May 27 near Jacksonville. He appeared in provincial court on Sept. 12 when the matter was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel.

  1. Returning to court for plea

Curtis Brent Hatheway, 43, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on charges by Woodstock Police. He appeared in court on Sept. 12 when the matter was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel.

Hatheway appeared in provincial court in custody by video on July 6 for a bail hearing. He was released with conditions, including house arrest and wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He is residing at a Woodstock apartment.

Hatheway was also ordered to have no contact with the complainant and to attend court as required. Woodstock Police charged him with assault involving a female victim, breach of probation, and breach of a release order stemming from an incident on June 22 in Woodstock.

On June 6, Hatheway was arrested on a warrant and released with conditions. He was charged by Woodstock Police with assault with a weapon (a shovel), assault involving a female victim, breach of a release order, and breach of probation, following another incident on May 9 in Woodstock.

  1. Sentencing set for Clearview man

Clay Nicholson, 25, of Clearview, appeared for trial in provincial court on Sept. 8 and changed his plea to guilty on charges laid by RCMP. A sentencing date was set for Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Nicholson was charged with uttering threats, assault, mischief, and dangerous driving. He changed his plea to guilty to a portion of those charges while the rest will be withdrawn at sentencing.

  1. Sentencing set on a raft of charges

Vinal Todd Hatto, 38, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court in custody by video for sentencing on Oct. 11 at 1:30 p.m. on multiple charges laid by Woodstock Police. His sentencing was first set for Aug. 15 but was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel.

Hatto was charged with possession of methamphetamine, breach of probation, and two counts of possession of a handgun while prohibited concerning an incident on April 4, 2022, in Woodstock. He pleaded guilty.

Hatto also pleaded guilty to flight from police, dangerous driving, and breach of probation on May 11, 2022; guilty to breach of a release order on Aug. 9, 2022; guilty to breach of an undertaking, breaching curfew, and breach of probation on June 29, 2022; guilty to possession of stolen property (cheques) on June 30, 2022; guilty to breaching curfew on Aug. 4, 2022; and breaching curfew on Aug. 5, 2022.

Other charges of flight from police and assaulting a police officer on May 2, 2022, were withdrawn by the crown. Hatto was denied bail and remanded to jail following his bail hearing in October. He was arrested on a warrant after he failed to appear in provincial court and was taken into custody and charged with breach of a release order. The court heard he is also facing more charges in Fredericton.

  1. Trial dates set for Woodstock man

Jesse Adam Shaw, 32, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Sept. 12 and pleaded not guilty to all charges laid by Woodstock Police. Trial dates were for Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. and Nov. 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Shaw appeared in court in custody on Aug. 31 for a bail hearing and was remanded to jail. Woodstock Police charged him with breach of a release order by violating an order to have no contact with a female victim on June 24-25 in Woodstock.

He appeared in provincial court in custody by video for a bail hearing on June 19 and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He was scheduled to return to court for plea on July 11 but was brought back into custody.

At his previous court appearance, he was charged by Woodstock Police with several offences, including assault, uttering threats, and committing mischief concerning a series of incidents between April 20 and May 8, between May 1 and May 8, and between June 11 and June 14 in Woodstock.

  1. Remanded for bail hearing

Steven Frank Powers, 60, of Plaster Rock, appeared in provincial court in custody on Sept. 11. He was remanded for a bail hearing on Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Powers was charged by RCMP with breach of probation and taken into custody over the weekend.

In August, he was sentenced to 45 days in jail or time served and was released from custody after spending 117 days in remand. He was sentenced after pleading guilty to charges related to an incident in Plaster Rock in April.

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