Woodstock Provincial Court: Cloverdale man to be sentenced Monday

by | Jun 22, 2024

Cloverdale man faces sentencing on Monday

A federal prison term is expected on Monday for a Cloverdale man who pleaded guilty to shooting at a police officer.

Wyatt DeLong, 28, of Cloverdale, appeared for trial in provincial court in custody by video on May 3 and changed his plea to guilty on four charges. His sentencing was set for June 24 at 1:30 p.m. He remains in custody.

DeLong pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm with intent at a police officer, flight from police, dangerous driving and breach of probation in connection with an incident on July 14, 2023, at Florenceville-Bristol.

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, a conviction for discharging a firearm with intent (to endanger the life or safety of another person) carries a potential prison sentence of five years for a first offence.

A co-accused, Janis Buchanan, 28, of Perth-Andover, appeared in provincial court in custody by video in September 2023 and pleaded guilty to robbery with violence for an incident on May 29, 2023, at Florenceville-Bristol. She was sentenced to two years in federal prison.

DeLong and Buchanan were arrested after a manhunt in Victoria County concerning a series of incidents in the upper River Valley.

150 days or time served for Woodstock woman

Brittany Priscilla King, 27, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on June 21 to be sentenced on charges laid by Woodstock Police. She was sentenced to 150 days in jail or time served and placed on 18 months of probation.

Judge Henrik Tonning also ordered King to register with the federal DNA database and to seek mental health and addiction counselling. She had a dated prior criminal record.

King pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property, two counts of assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest for incidents on Nov. 7, 2022, in Woodstock and on Nov. 22, 2022, in East Brighton. The crown withdrew a mischief charge.

King spent several months in remand. She was released from custody following a detention review hearing at the Court of King’s Bench. On May 29, the provincial court released her again with the same conditions, including house arrest and wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to her ankle. On June 21, she was told the ankle bracelet would remain while she was awaiting trial.

Woodstock Police also charged her with possession of a stolen vehicle, dangerous driving, committing mischief causing property damage and assault using a vehicle following an incident on Sept. 17, 2023, in Woodstock; possession of a stolen vehicle on Nov. 22, 2022, and failing to attend court on Feb. 21, 2023. She pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set for July 15 at 9:30 a.m.

King was also charged with assault, theft, and breaking into a dwelling house for an incident on Nov. 5, 2023, in Woodstock. She pleaded not guilty. At the crown’s request, the trial was adjourned until Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m.

She appeared in provincial court in custody in November for a bail hearing. She was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to her ankle, but returned to custody.

30 days in jail for breach of release order

Kelsey Janetta Brooker, 30, of Florenceville-Bristol, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on June 21 and changed her plea to guilty on one charge laid by RCMP. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail consecutive to the time she is already serving.

RCMP charged Brooker with being at large on a release order for an incident on May 30 at Perth-Andover. The court heard a conditional sentence order was revoked following her arrest. Brooker has a prior criminal record.

90 days or time served for Greenfield man

Terrance Wright, 60, of Greenfield, appeared in provincial court for sentencing on June 20 after pleading guilty to several charges laid by Woodstock Police and RCMP.  He was handed 90 days in jail or time served.

Wright also received 12 months of probation and an order to register with the federal DNA database. He must also seek counselling as required and have no contact with the complainants.

Woodstock Police charged Wright with assaulting another man and uttering threats concerning an incident on Feb. 24 in Woodstock.  He pleaded guilty.

He was also charged by RCMP with three counts of uttering threats against a female victim, committing mischief causing property damage, and breach of a no-contact order in connection with incidents on Dec. 11 and Dec. 23, 2023, at Greenfield. He changed his plea to guilty to three of those charges.

Wright appeared in provincial court in custody by video on April 18 for a bail hearing. He was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle.

Assault charge withdrawn

The crown withdrew an assault charge against Joshua Cordell Thornton, 42, of Central Waterville, York County, when he appeared for trial in provincial court on June 19.

Woodstock Police charged Thornton with assault involving a female victim following an incident on May 21, 2023, in Woodstock. He entered his not-guilty plea at a court appearance on Aug. 29, 2023.

In custody on drug trafficking charges

William Jarred O’Donnell, 28, of Grafton, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on June 20 to answer three counts of drug trafficking and theft. He returns to court in custody for plea on July 18 at 9:30 a.m. He waived his bail until later.

Woodstock Police charged O’Donnell with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, and possession of fentanyl, all for the purpose of trafficking in connection with an incident on May 21 in Woodstock. He was remanded to jail on May 22.

On May 21, Woodstock Police charged O’Donnell with breaching a release order and theft of mail.

He is also awaiting sentencing in October on other separate drug charges after changing his plea to guilty before his trial at the Court of King’s Bench.

Neqotkuk man denied bail

Jordan Perley, 35, of Neqotkuk, appeared in court in custody by video on June 20 for a bail hearing on charges laid by RCMP. He was denied bail and returns to court in custody for plea on June 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Perley was charged with two counts of break and enter at a dwelling house, mischief causing property damage, uttering threats, three counts of assault, and resisting arrest concerning an incident on May 17 at Neqotkuk.

He appeared in court in custody on May 8 and was released with conditions after being arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court in April. He was re-arrested on new charges and remanded.

Perley was also charged by RCMP with two other counts of attempted break and enter at a dwelling house, two counts of mischief causing property damage on Jan. 1 at Neqotkuk, attempted break and enter at a dwelling house, mischief, possession of a prohibited weapon (a butterfly knife), and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace on March 18 at Neqotkuk. He was scheduled to appear in court on those charges on May 28.

Plea pending on several charges

Gary Frederick Kilcollins, 48, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on June 20 and waived his bail until later. He returns to court in custody for plea on July 9 at 1:30 p.m.

Kilcollins was charged by Woodstock Police with break and enter at a dwelling house, theft of a TV, and breach of probation for an incident between April 8 and April 16 in Woodstock.

He was also charged with theft from the Woodstock Superstore on March 24 and theft from the Thrift Boutique on April 13. A mischief charge was also laid for an incident on Jan. 2 when a window was broken at another property in town.

He was also charged with breaking into two trailers at Home Hardware in Woodstock.

Arrested on a warrant

Leah Driscoll, 43, of Neqotkuk, was arrested on a warrant after she failed to appear in provincial court for plea on June 12. She turned herself in to sheriffs at the courthouse on June 21 and was released with conditions until her next court appearance.

Driscoll appeared in custody by video on May 29 for a bail hearing on charges laid by RCMP. She was released with conditions but failed to return for plea.

Driscoll was arrested and charged with breaching a release order on May 27 and resisting arrest on April 29. 

She also appeared in provincial court on Dec. 19, 2023, and pleaded not guilty to three other charges laid by RCMP. A trial date was set for Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m.

Driscoll was charged with obstructing a police officer and two counts of willfully neglecting an animal (two dogs) concerning an incident on July 23, 2023, at Neqotkuk.

Sent for mental health assessment

Brady Paul Brooks, 33, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on June 20 to answer charges laid by Woodstock Police. He was remanded for a 30-day mental health assessment at Restigouche Hospital and returns to court in custody for a fitness hearing on July 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Brooks was charged with impaired driving, refusing a breathalyzer, breach of a release order, resisting arrest, uttering threats, assaulting police, and possession of a stolen vehicle concerning an incident on June 15 in Woodstock.

Brooks also appeared in provincial court in custody by video on April 23 for plea on other charges laid by Woodstock Police. He pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set for April 24, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

Woodstock Police charged Brooks with uttering threats and breaking into a dwelling house in connection with incidents between Dec. 29, 2023, and Jan. 1 in Woodstock. He was remanded to Restigouche Hospital for a previous mental health assessment after being arrested on other charges in Edmundston and was later released.

Plea adjourned for Bloomfield man

A Bloomfield man remains in custody following an accident near Meductic when a vehicle was forced off the four-lane highway by an oncoming car driving in the wrong lane.

Logan Sanders, 22, of Bloomfield, was charged with indictable dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident for an incident on April 26. RCMP arrested him while attempting to cross the Woodstock/Houlton border.

Sanders appeared in provincial court in custody by video on June 20 for a plea. At the request of his defence counsel, the matter was adjourned to July 2 at 1:30 p.m. He was denied bail on May 30.

Sanders also faces charges of assault with a weapon (a knife) involving a male victim and two counts of uttering threats on Sept. 1 in Bloomfield; committing mischief by damaging doors and windows on Oct. 1-31 at Maple Ridge, and committing mischief by damaging a woodstove, walls, door and a table at a residence on Dec. 1-31 in Bloomfield.

A Plaster Rock woman and three youths were not injured when their vehicle left the highway and rolled over in the ditch after swerving to avoid the oncoming car.

Bail hearing rescheduled

Zachary Sarchfield of Hartland will appear in provincial court in custody by video on June 27 at 9:30 a.m. for a bail hearing after being arrested on a warrant. His bail hearing was first scheduled for June 20 but was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel.

RCMP charged Sarchfield with two counts of unlawful confinement, assault, and possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence.

He appeared in provincial court in custody via teleconference on Jan. 18 after being arrested on a warrant in Fredericton. He was released with conditions but failed to return to court for plea in February. Sarchfield also failed to appear in court to answer charges on Jan. 16, and a warrant was issued.

Plea delayed on 10 charges

Emily McSheffrey, 26, of Waterville, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on June 20 for plea on charges laid by Woodstock Police. The matter was adjourned until July 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of her defence counsel.

McSheffrey was charged with break and enter at a dwelling house, theft of a TV, and breach of probation for an incident in Woodstock between April 8 and April 16. She was also charged with shoplifting at the Superstore on March 21.

McSheffrey was remanded to jail on May 14 on six other charges laid by RCMP.

RCMP charged her with assault with a weapon (a hammer) involving a male victim, mischief causing property damage and breach of probation concerning an incident on April 27 at Wostak (Woodstock First Nation). She was also charged with assaulting another man, breach of a peace bond, and breach of probation for another incident on May 4 at Killoween.

Sentencing reset for Perth-Andover man

James Edward Pickard, 30, of Perth-Andover, appeared in provincial court on June 20 for sentencing after changing his plea to guilty on an assault charge laid by RCMP. His sentencing was adjourned until July 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Pickard pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon (a Japanese sword called a katana) concerning an incident on April 29, 2023, at Perth-Andover. The crown withdrew another charge of possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace.

Pickard agreed to sign a 12-month peace bond regarding two other charges of uttering threats and committing mischief on May 3, 2023, in Perth-Andover. The peace bond will result in those charges being withdrawn.

Pickard appeared in provincial court in custody for his bail hearing on July 12, 2023, and was released with conditions.  He was remanded until his release from custody.

Trial adjourned on sex charges

Matthew Eric Hughes, 28, of Perth-Andover, was scheduled to appear in provincial court on June 19 for the continuation of his trial on two sex charges laid by RCMP. The trial was adjourned until Aug. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

RCMP charged Hughes with touching a minor for a sexual purpose and invitation to touching for a sexual purpose, stemming from an incident on Oct. 20, 2015, near Perth-Andover. Crown testimony has already concluded.

Cowper and Jinson see charges withdrawn

The crown withdrew charges laid against Riley Cowper, 19, of Limestone, and Jacob Jinson, 25, of Woodstock, when they appeared in provincial court on June 21 on charges of indictable sexual assault and unlawful confinement.

They first elected trial by judge and jury at the Court of King’s Bench, and their 10-day trial was set to begin on Sept. 23. On March 12, they both re-elected their mode of trial to provincial court. New trial dates were set for April 16-17, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

On March 20, Defence Counsel Alex Pate told the court a re-assessment of the case was underway in consultation with the crown.

“These charges may go away,” Pate stated at the time.

Cowper appeared in provincial court in custody by video on April 5, 2023, for a bail hearing. He was released with strict conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. RCMP charged him with sexual assault involving a female victim, unlawful confinement, and breach of probation in connection with an incident on March 26, 2023, at Limestone.

Jinson appeared in custody by video on April 3, 2023. RCMP charged him with sexual assault involving a female victim, unlawful confinement, and indictable breach of probation concerning the same incident on March 26, 2023, at Limestone. He was released with strict conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle, but was later brought back into custody and released.

Another trial for Cowper is scheduled for Aug. 14, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. RCMP charged Cowper with assault with a weapon (a hammer and tire iron) involving another man on March 23, 2022. He pleaded not guilty at an earlier court appearance, and a trial date was first set for Oct. 30, 2023, but was later adjourned.

Trial adjourned to October

Tina Noella Albert, 53, of Craig’s Flats, Victoria County, appeared in provincial court on June 20 to continue her trial on three charges laid by the RCMP. After further testimony, the trial was adjourned until Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m.

Albert was charged with resisting arrest, uttering threats, and assaulting a police officer concerning an incident on Oct. 4, 2022, near Perth-Andover.

At an earlier court appearance, Albert told the judge she had filed an official complaint against the police officer involved in the incident, which resulted in the officer’s transfer out of Perth-Andover.

Sentencing delayed on two charges

Brandon Cecil Armour, 34, of no fixed address, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on June 20 for monitoring after pleading guilty to two charges laid by Woodstock Police. At the request of his defence counsel, the matter was adjourned until July 9 at 9:30 a.m.  

Woodstock Police charged Armour with prowling at night and resisting arrest concerning an incident on March 24, 2023, in Woodstock. He pleaded guilty on May 1. The court heard a resolution may be forthcoming on other matters set for trial, so sentencing was adjourned to the new date. Armour waived his bail until later.

He was also charged with breach of an undertaking, failing to attend court on July 11, 2023, and theft of a vehicle and resisting arrest on Aug. 14, 2023. He pleaded not guilty at an earlier court appearance, and a trial date was set for Sept. 5 at 9:30 a.m.

RCMP also charged Armour with breaching a release order following incidents on Jan. 7 and Feb. 6 near Johnville. He appeared in court in custody on Feb. 9 for a bail hearing and waived his bail until later. On March 13, he pleaded not guilty to two counts of breaching his release his release order and a trial date was set for Sept. 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Armour appeared in provincial court in custody by video on April 11 and was sentenced to one year in jail, minus time served, after pleading guilty to another charge. He was also placed on probation for 12 months.

Armour was charged by RCMP with breaking into a dwelling house, committing mischief causing property damage to a door, and assaulting a female victim, stemming from an incident on June 8, 2022, in Beechwood. He pleaded guilty to breaking into the dwelling, and the crown withdrew the remaining charges.

Armour appeared in court in custody on Aug. 15, 2023, after being arrested on a warrant. He appeared on Sept. 28, 2023, for a bail hearing and was released with conditions but was brought back into custody.

In custody on charges of confinement, assault with torch

Dustin Robert Davenport, 40, of Aroostook, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on June 20 for monitoring about his trial on multiple charges laid by RCMP.

He pleaded not guilty on all counts, and his trial dates were confirmed for Aug. 8-9 at 9:30 a.m. and Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m.

On May 21, Defence Counsel David Lutz told the court a resolution may be reached with the crown before the trial.

Davenport appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 4 and was denied bail. He was charged by RCMP with aggravated assault involving a female victim, uttering threats, unlawful confinement, possession of a prohibited weapon (a handheld torch), and breach of probation for an incident on Dec. 12, 2023, near Perth Andover when a woman was seriously burned.

Davenport was also charged with uttering threats, breach of probation, breaching a no-contact order, assault involving another female victim, and forcible entry at a dwelling house in connection with a separate incident on Sept. 4, 2023, at Carlingford.

He was also charged with dangerous driving for an incident on Oct. 13, 2023, at Perth-Andover when a man was allegedly dragged by a moving vehicle.

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