Bail hearing delayed for Cloverdale man

by | Jul 31, 2023

1. Bail hearing delayed for Cloverdale man

Wyatt DeLong, 28, of Cloverdale, appeared in provincial court in custody in Fredericton on July 31 for a bail hearing. The hearing was adjourned until Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. in Woodstock. He remains in custody.

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.

Janice 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 Aug. 22 at 11 a.m.

They were arrested after a manhunt in Victoria County in connection with a series of incidents in the upper river valley.

2. Centreville men await bail hearings

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

Thomas will return to court in custody by video for his bail hearing in Fredericton on Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m., while McLean’s bail hearing was rescheduled for Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Woodstock. McLean appeared in court in custody on July 31 in Fredericton when a new date for his bail hearing was set.

They were each charged by RCMP with possession of a firearm while prohibited, discharge of a firearm (a rifle) with intent, breach of probation, 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.

McLean also 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.

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