Suspended sentence, probation for assault

by | Jul 6, 2023

Gary Tribe, 49, of Florenceville-Bristol, received a suspended sentence and 12 months of probation after pleading guilty to an assault charge related to a vacation gone bad in Prince Edward Island.

Judge Sebastian Michaud also handed Tribe a $100 fine and ordered him to make a $500 donation to Sanctuary House in Woodstock. Tribe was charged following an incident on Aug. 27, 2022, at a motel on the Island when he and the female victim argued over a cell phone and got into a wrestling match in the parking lot.

Defence Counsel Michael Mallory told the court the woman was filming Tribe against his wishes so he tried to take the phone from her. He did not strike her but she was injured during a fall to the ground.

Tribe had no prior criminal record and no history of violence. A no-contact order was imposed with restrictions. The charge was transferred from Prince Edward Island to Woodstock.

Sentencing delayed for Centreville man

Brandon Jay Smith, 25, of Centreville, appeared for sentencing in provincial court on July 5 when the matter was adjourned until July 12 at 9:30 a.m. Judge Sebastian Michaud said a new date was needed to make sure legal counsel was available to the accused prior to sentencing.

Smith pleaded guilty to shoplifting at the Great Canadian Dollar Store in Florenceville-Bristol on Jan. 6 and guilty to break and enter at a dwelling house, committing mischief causing property damage, and being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a firearm, concerning another incident on Jan. 26 near Holmesville. Two other charges laid by RCMP were withdrawn by the crown.

Smith appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing on Jan. 31. He was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle.

Released with conditions

Tori Madeline Snow, 20, of Meductic, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on July 6 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including a curfew and a no-contact order to stay away from the complainants. She will be residing at a residence in Windsor and returns to court for plea on July 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Snow was charged by RCMP with assaulting another woman with a weapon (a metal bar), uttering threats, and theft of a safe, following an incident on June 19 at Meductic.  She was also charged with assault causing bodily harm to a male person, committing mischief causing property damage, and break and enter at a dwelling house with intent to commit an assault, concerning another incident on July 3 at Meductic. She was arrested and taken into custody on July 3.

Released with ankle bracelet

Curtis Brent Hatheway, 43, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on July 6 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including house arrest and wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He will be residing at a Woodstock apartment and returns to court for plea on July 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Hatheway was also ordered to have no contact with the complainant and to attend court as required. He was charged by Woodstock Police 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.

Bail hearing rescheduled

James Edward Pickard, 30, of Perth-Andover, appeared in provincial court in custody by video for his bail hearing on July 6 when the matter was adjourned. He returns to court for his bail hearing on July 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Pickard missed one court appearance because he was injured during an altercation with another inmate at the Madawaska jail and was seeing a specialist about reparative surgery. He did not specify what his injury involved but asked for his bail hearing to be delayed.

Pickard was charged by RCMP with assault with a weapon (a Japanese sword called a katana) and possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence on April 29 at Perth-Andover; uttering threats and committing mischief on May 3 in Perth-Andover; and breach of an undertaking on May 6 in Perth-Andover.

Bail hearing postponed

Jesse Adam Shaw, 32, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on July 6 for a bail hearing. He reserved his right to a bail hearing until later and a new date was set for Aug. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

Shaw was charged by Woodstock Police with breach of a release order by violating an order to have no contact with a female victim. 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 at 9:30 a.m. 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.

New trial date for Nackawic man

Allen Edward Wong, 57, of Nackawic, appeared for trial in provincial court on July 6 after pleading not guilty to two charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned at the request of the crown and a new trial date was set for Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Wong was charged with impaired driving and failing to stop for police in connection with an incident near Woodstock on Sept. 5, 2021.

Trial date set in stolen vehicle case

McKay Thomas, 38, of St. Stephen, will appear for trial in provincial court on April 29, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to one charge laid by RCMP.

His trial date was set through his legal counsel via teleconference on July 5.

Thomas appeared in provincial court in custody on April 4 and was released with conditions. He was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court. He turned himself in at the courthouse. He was charged by RCMP with possession of a stolen vehicle for the purpose of trafficking (a 1999 Jeep Wrangler) following an incident on Aug. 3, 2022, at Perth-Andover.

Wilmot man to stand trial

Jed W.L. DeLong, 36, of Wilmot, will appear for trial in provincial court on July 7 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to charges laid by RCMP. He told the court he intends to represent himself during the proceedings.

Delong appeared in court in custody on May 10 and was denied bail. He remains in custody. He was charged by RCMP with two counts of breach of probation, two counts of committing mischief, and one count of breaching an undertaking, concerning incidents on May 5 and May 8 in Wilmot.

Trial set for Northampton man

Dustin James Hamilton, 29, of Northampton, will appear for trial in provincial court on July 7 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to assault.

Hamilton was charged by RCMP with assaulting a female victim in connection with an incident on Aug. 9, 2022, at Mapledale. He pleaded not guilty at a court appearance on Dec. 20, 2022.

Charged under the SPCA Act

Andrew Joseph St. Peter, 30, of Plaster Rock, is scheduled to appear in provincial court on July 7 at 9:30 a.m. to answer charges laid under the SPCA Act.

St. Peter was charged by SPCA officers with willful neglect of an animal and failing to provide medical attention to a dog, concerning incidents on Jan. 1-2 in Plaster Rock. He was on the docket to appear in court on June 13 but did not attend. The court heard St. Peter had been admitted to the Restigouche hospital. A warrant is being held on file until his next court appearance.

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