Jacksonville woman to stand trial for drug trafficking, Florenceville-Bristol man facing assault charges

by | Oct 11, 2023

Jacksonville woman to stand trial for drug trafficking

Stephanie Lynn Lockard, 41, of Jacksonville, appeared in provincial court on Oct.10 for monitoring about her upcoming trial on a drug trafficking charge.

Lockard was charged by Woodstock Police with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and illegal possession of cannabis, stemming from an incident on Dec. 17, 2022, in Woodstock.

She pleaded not guilty, and her trial was set for April 15, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. She returns to court on Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m. to confirm she will be ready to proceed to trial.

Florenceville-Bristol man facing assault charge

Troy Keenan, 50, of Florenceville-Bristol, will appear in provincial court on Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on an assault charge.

RCMP charged Keenan with assaulting another man while threatening to use a weapon (a knife) in connection with an incident on July 1 at Florenceville-Bristol. He appeared in court on Oct. 10 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Neqotkuk pair to answer charges

Sasha Perley, 28, and Michael Langlois-Martell, 33, both of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), will return to court on Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. to answer charges laid by RCMP.

Perley was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle (a Toyota Tundra) for an incident on Aug. 4 near Tobique Narrows.

Langlois-Martell was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle (a Toyota Tundra), possession of a firearm without a licence (a pump action shotgun), storage of a firearm in a careless manner, and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace concerning the same incident. They appeared in provincial court together on Oct. 3 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Charged with impaired driving

Dallas Murray Pearson, 28, of Glassville, will appear in provincial court on Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on an impaired driving charge.

Woodstock Police charged Pearson following an incident on May 27 in Woodstock. He made his first court appearance on Oct. 3, when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Bloomfield man facing threat charge

Jacob Kenneth Greer, 23, of Bloomfield, will appear in provincial court on Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m. to answer a threat charge.

RCMP charged Greer with uttering threats involving a female victim concerning an incident on July 29 near Glassville. He made his first court appearance on Oct. 3, when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Woodstock man to enter plea on several charges       

Myles Andrew Dymond, 49, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Oct. 10 for plea on several charges laid by Woodstock Police. The matter was adjourned until Nov. 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Dymond first appeared in provincial court in custody on Aug. 28 and was released with conditions. He was charged with breach of an undertaking by failing to abide by a no-contact order following an incident on Aug. 26 in Woodstock.

On Sept. 19, he faced charges of assault on a female victim on March 26 at Bedell, uttering threats on June 18 in Woodstock, and breach of a no-contact order between Aug. 19 and Aug. 21 in Woodstock.

Dymond was released on an undertaking to have no contact with the complainant. He was also prohibited from the use of firearms. The court heard another charge may still be pending against the accused.

Sentencing set for Plaster Rock man

Andrew Joseph St. Peter, 31, of Plaster Rock, appeared in provincial court in custody on Oct. 10 and pleaded guilty to three charges. His sentencing date was set for Jan. 9, 2024, at 1:30 p.m.

St. Peter pleaded guilty to willful neglect of an animal and failing to provide medical attention to a dog concerning incidents on Jan. 1-2 in Plaster Rock. The charges were laid under the SPCA Act. He also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of breach of a release order by failing to attend court in Woodstock on Aug. 22.

St. Peter appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing on Aug. 30 and was released with conditions. On Sept. 26, he was back in custody on other charges in Fredericton. The court heard he was being sentenced on those matters on Oct. 12. St. Peter also has a trial in January regarding charges in Edmundston.

St. Peter appeared in provincial court in custody on July 26 on a weapons charge related to an incident in the village on July 22. RCMP charged him with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace (an axe handle). He was arrested after police received reports of a suspect carrying a weapon in the village.

He pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set for April 24, 2024, at 1:30 p.m.

Trial date pending on drug trafficking charges

Carolann Paul, 26, of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), appeared in provincial court on Oct. 10 to set a new date for her trial on drug trafficking charges. The matter was adjourned until Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of her defence counsel.

Paul appeared in provincial court on Sept. 15 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to her ankle.

Paul was arrested on a warrant for failing to attend her trial. She was charged by RCMP with possession of cocaine and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, stemming from a police bust on Sept. 23, 2020, at Neqotkuk.

Sentencing set on assault charge

Kathryn Graham, 26, of Grafton, appeared in provincial court on Oct. 10 and pleaded guilty to assault. A sentencing date was set for Jan. 9, 2024, at 1:30 p.m.

RCMP charged Graham with assault on a minor in connection with an incident on May 1 in Grafton.

Upper Kintore man to enter plea

Gunner Gray of Upper Kintore appeared in provincial court on Oct. 10 to answer an assault charge laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned for plea until Nov. 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Gray was charged with assault with a weapon (keys) involving another man in connection with an incident on June 11 at Upper Kintore.

Plea postponed one week

Joshua Adam Demerchant, 34, of Pembroke, will appear in provincial court on Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m. to enter a plea on two charges. He appeared in court on Oct. 10 when the matter was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel.

Demerchant was charged by RCMP with possession of stolen property (an ATV) and failing to stop for police in connection with an incident on July 12 near Hartland.

Perth-Andover man to stand trial

Matthew Eric Hughes, 29, of Perth-Andover, will appear for trial in provincial court on Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to two sex charges laid by RCMP.

Hughes was charged with touching a female minor for a sexual purpose; and invitation to touching for a sexual purpose, stemming from an incident on Oct. 20, 2015, near Perth-Andover. He was released on an undertaking to have no contact with the complainant.

Awaiting plea on two charges

Jacob Alexander Roy, 26, of Windsor, will appear in provincial court on Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on two charges laid by RCMP. He appeared in court on Oct. 10 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Roy appeared in provincial court in custody on Sept. 12 and was released with conditions. RCMP charged him with assault involving a female victim and unlawful confinement concerning an incident on Sept. 11 in Windsor.

He will also appear in court on Oct. 12 for a variation hearing.

In custody on multiple charges

Kristopher Joseph McConnell, 31, of Hartland, appeared in provincial court in custody via teleconference on Oct. 10 for plea on several charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Oct. 31 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 a later date.

Returning to court for plea

Brandon Cecil Armour, 34, of no fixed address, appeared in provincial court on Oct. 10 for plea on a series of charges laid by Woodstock Police. The matter was adjourned until Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Armour appeared in provincial court in custody on Sept. 28 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions. Woodstock Police charged him with breach of an undertaking and failing to attend court on July 11, as well as theft of a vehicle and resisting arrest on Aug. 14.

Armour appeared in court in custody on Aug. 15 after being arrested on a warrant. Woodstock Police also charged him with prowling at night and resisting arrest in connection with an incident on March 24 in Woodstock. Armour is still awaiting plea on the above charges.

He is also scheduled to appear for trial in provincial court on Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to three other charges laid by RCMP. He entered his plea at a court appearance on Feb. 21.

Armour was charged with break and enter at a dwelling house, committing mischief causing property damage to a door, and assault on a female victim, stemming from an incident on June 8, 2022, in Hartland.

In custody awaiting plea

Morgan Nicholas, 27, of Perth-Andover, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Oct. 10 for plea on charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Nicholas appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Aug. 28 for a bail hearing. He was denied bail and remanded. RCMP charged him with two counts of breach of a release order, resisting arrest, uttering threats, assault, assault with a weapon, and assaulting a police officer.

He was arrested on the New Brunswick Day weekend.

He also appeared in provincial court in April and pleaded not guilty to all other charges laid by RCMP. Three trials were scheduled for early next year on Feb. 1, Feb. 5, and Feb. 9, 2024.

Nicholas pleaded not guilty to uttering threats on Oct. 18, 2022; assault and assaulting a female with a weapon on Nov. 25, 2022; breach of an undertaking and mischief causing damage to a police safety shield on Dec. 15, 2022; resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer on Jan. 6; breach of a no-contact order on March 5; breaching his curfew on March 16; uttering threats and assaulting a police officer on Jan. 7 in Woodstock; and committing mischief on Jan. 6. All but one of the alleged incidents occurred in Perth-Andover and Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation).

Nicholas appeared in custody by video on March 7 and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle, but was taken back into custody.

Jacksonville man faces new charges

Shayne Cameron, 30, of Jacksonville, appeared in provincial court on Oct. 10 to answer three new charges. The matter was adjourned for plea until Nov. 7 at 9:30 a.m.

Cameron was charged with assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats for incidents between Sept. 8 and Sept. 13 in Woodstock.

He also appeared in provincial court on Oct. 3 to answer a charge of possession of stolen property. That matter was adjourned for plea until Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. Cameron was charged in connection with an incident on April 11 in Woodstock.

He also appeared in provincial court in September and pleaded not guilty to two other charges laid by RCMP. His trial date was set for July 4, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. A monitoring date was also scheduled for April 2, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Cameron was charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and possession of a firearm while prohibited concerning an incident on Jan. 24 at Juniper. He entered his not-guilty plea at a court appearance on Sept. 19.

Trial scheduled for Neqotkuk man

Collin Francis Bear, 35, of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), appeared in provincial court on Oct. 10 for plea on four charges laid by RCMP. He pleaded not guilty, and his trial date was set for July 25, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Bear appeared in court in custody for a bail hearing on Aug. 31 and was released with conditions. He was charged with assault, two counts of assault with a weapon (an axe and a mirror) involving a female victim, possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence (an axe) in connection with an incident on Aug. 26 at Neqotkuk.

Medford woman to stand trial

Teisha Rose Scott, 23, of Medford, will appear for trial in provincial court on May 22, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. after pleading not guilty to one charge laid by RCMP.

RCMP charged Scott with possession of stolen property (a 2006 Suzuki Aerio) following an incident on Oct. 13, 2021, at Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation). She entered her not-guilty plea at a court appearance on Oct. 10.

Scott appeared in provincial court in custody on Aug. 29. She was arrested on a warrant for a matter in Fredericton. She was arrested on an earlier warrant for failing to appear in court for plea and was released with conditions.

Plaster Rock man facing three charges

Shawn Sullivan, 38, of Plaster Rock, appeared in provincial court on Oct. 10 for plea on three charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Sullivan appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Sept. 14 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions.

RCMP charged him with uttering threats, assault and assault by choking involving a female victim in connection with incidents between July 14 and Aug. 20 near Perth-Andover. He must report to the police weekly as part of his release.

In custody on 14 charges

Philip Sapper-Solomon, 30, of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), appeared in provincial court in custody via teleconference on Oct. 10 on 14 charges laid by RCMP. He returns to court in custody by video for a bail hearing on Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Sappier-Solomon was arrested in connection with an incident on Sept. 17 near Beechwood.

He was charged with possession of a restricted weapon (a handgun) while prohibited; possession of ammunition while prohibited; possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence; two counts of possession of a restricted weapon without a licence; being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a firearm; possession of a loaded, restricted firearm (a handgun); assault and assault by choking involving a female victim; assault with a weapon (a cell phone); two counts of uttering threats; committing mischief causing property damage to a phone and tires, and mischief causing damage to a police vehicle.

Plea delayed for Neqotkuk man

Gavin Schloemer, 33, of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), appeared in provincial court on Oct. 10 to answer a charge of failing to appear. The matter was adjourned for plea until Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m.

Schloemer was arrested on a warrant when he came to court on Aug. 29 for monitoring about his trial. He was held in jail for the day and then released with conditions. The warrant was issued for failing to appear in court in December.

Schloemer will also appear for trial in provincial court on Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to other charges laid by RCMP. RCMP charged him with resisting arrest on June 21 at Neqotkuk; two counts of assaulting police on June 21 at Williamstown; and break and enter at a dwelling house on Oct. 3, 2021, at Neqotkuk.

Sentencing set on 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.

Michaud to be sentenced Friday

Walter Patrick (Ricky) Michaud, 43, of Debec, will appear in provincial court in custody on Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. for sentencing on a long list of charges laid by RCMP.

Michaud was found guilty of drug trafficking when he appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Sept. 26 for a verdict following his trial. A federal prison sentence is expected as a result of the guilty verdict. He was also found guilty after trial on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle.

Michaud was charged by RCMP with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking following an incident around midnight on March 11, 2022, in Teeds Mills. He was also charged with possession of stolen property (a 2013 Hyundai Elantra) as a result of the same incident. He pleaded not guilty, and the matter went to trial in June.

During the trial, the court heard Michaud was found in possession of a significant quantity of methamphetamine in pre-packed bags, along with $3,365 in cash and two cell phones. Judge McLean said this evidence indicated Michaud was a “street to mid-level drug trafficker.”

Michaud appeared in provincial court in custody for trial on Aug. 30 and changed his plea to guilty on all other remaining charges laid against him by RCMP.

He was denied bail and remanded to jail in October on nine charges stemming from the day of his arrest on Sept. 27, 2022, at Bull’s Creek, including possession of a firearm without a licence (a Ruger 10/22 rifle), being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a loaded gun, improper transport of a firearm, possession of a firearm dangerous to the public peace, flight from police, dangerous driving, assaulting a police officer while threatening to use a weapon (a vehicle), possession of stolen property (a Dodge Ram truck), and resisting arrest.

He was also charged with assaulting a police officer with a weapon (a vehicle), flight from police, and dangerous driving on Sept. 18, 2022, in Meductic.

Michaud also appeared in provincial court in custody on July 21 for a verdict following two other trials. He was found guilty of flight from police, dangerous driving, and possession of stolen property (a Ford 150 half-ton) for an incident on Sept. 16, 2022, in Woodstock. The charges related to a police chase in Woodstock. 

More charges included assaulting a police officer while threatening to use a weapon (a bush saw) and resisting arrest on Sept. 6, 2022, in Debec. Michaud was found guilty on both counts.

Michaud also faced charges of assaulting a woman in Debec on Aug. 27, 2022. He was found not guilty of the assault on June 29 after the alleged victim failed to appear to testify at the trial.

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