Woodstock Provincial Court: Neqotkuk man released; Cloverdale man in custody awaiting plea

by | Nov 25, 2023

Neqotkuk man released after three months in jail

Dylan Thibodeau, 28, of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), appeared in provincial court in custody on Nov. 23 and changed his plea to guilty on three charges laid by RCMP. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail or time served and was released from custody.

Thibodeau appeared in court in custody on July 31 and was denied bail. On Nov. 23, he pleaded guilty to breach of a release order, violation of a no-contact order, and failing to comply with an order to abstain from drugs or alcohol following two separate incidents on June 21 and July 26 at Neqotkuk.

RCMP also charged Thibodeau with assaulting a female victim, assault by choking, and breach of an undertaking concerning the incident on June 21. He pleaded not guilty. On Nov. 23, he agreed to sign a 12-month peace bond, and his trial did not proceed. 

Thibodeau had a limited prior criminal record. He appeared in provincial court in custody on June 26 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions. He was ordered to report to the police weekly and to stay away from Neqotkuk. He resided in Beechwood but breached his conditions and was taken back into custody. 

Trial pending on drug charge

Bronwyn Barbara Thomas, 23, of Bloomfield, will appear in provincial court on Jan. 16, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. for further monitoring about her trial on a drug charge.

RCMP charged Thomas with attempting to possess methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking in connection with an incident on March 2 near Centreville. She appeared in court on Nov. 21 to confirm she has legal counsel to proceed. A pre-trial conference will be held on Jan. 16 in preparation for her trial next May.

In custody awaiting plea

Wyatt DeLong, 28, of Cloverdale, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Nov. 23 for plea on four charges. His matter was adjourned until Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

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, 28, of Perth-Andover, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Sept. 26 and pleaded guilty to robbery with violence for an incident on May 29 at Florenceville-Bristol. She was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Oct. 24.

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

Jacksonville woman awaiting trial verdict

Linda Lunn, 55, of Jacksonville, appeared in provincial court for the conclusion of her trial on Nov. 23 after pleading not guilty to two assault charges laid by RCMP. Associate Chief Judge Brian C. McLean reserved his decision until Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Lunn was charged with assault and assault causing bodily harm, stemming from incidents involving a minor on Oct. 18, 2022, at Jacksonville. 

Conditional discharge and $200 restitution

Casey McCarty, 33, of Carlingford, appeared for trial in provincial court on Nov. 22 and changed her plea to guilty on two charges laid by RCMP. She received a conditional discharge on both counts and was ordered to pay $200 in restitution for property damage.

McCarty was released from custody with conditions following her bail hearing by video on June 23. She was arrested on a warrant after she failed to appear in provincial court on June 7 for monitoring about her trial. She was on a release order at the time. 

On Nov. 22, she pleaded guilty to committing mischief causing damage to car tires in relation to an incident on July 30, 2021, at Hillandale, Victoria County, and guilty to breaching an undertaking. 

Woodstock man to stand trial

Logan Chase Campbell, 29, of Woodstock, will appear for trial in provincial court on July 8, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. after pleading not guilty to two charges laid by Woodstock Police.

Campbell was charged with breach of an undertaking by violating a no-contact order on Nov. 6 in Woodstock and assault by choking involving a female victim on Nov. 5 in Woodstock. He pleaded not guilty at a court appearance on Nov. 21. Campbell was released with conditions until his trial.

Alleged assault with dog feces 

George E. Legacy, 49, of Plaster Rock, will appear in provincial court on Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on an unusual assault charge.

RCMP charged Legacy with assaulting a female victim using dog feces following an incident on Sept. 21 in Plaster Rock. He made his first court appearance on Nov. 21 when the matter was adjourned for plea.

Trial adjourned after lengthy legal argument

Tina Noella Albert, 53, of Craig’s Flats, Victoria County, appeared for trial in provincial court on Nov. 20 on three charges laid by RCMP. 

After lengthy legal arguments about how she should proceed without a lawyer, Judge Scott A. Brittain adjourned her trial until May 1, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. A pre-trial conference will also be held on Feb. 28, 2024, at 1:30 p.m.

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

Albert told the judge she had filed an official complaint against the police officer involved in the incident, which resulted in the officer being transferred out of Perth-Andover. Judge Brittain explained he could not hear any details about the case before the trial.

Trial set for Piercemont man

Caleb Crain, 40, of Piercemont, will appear for trial in provincial court on March 27, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to three charges laid by RCMP.

Crain was charged with assault causing bodily harm to a female victim, unlawful confinement, and uttering threats following an incident on Dec. 10, 2022, near Florenceville-Bristol. He appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 to confirm he has legal counsel to proceed with the trial. 

Remanded to jail 

Braxton Denny, 23, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody on Nov. 22 for a bail hearing. He waived his bail until later and was remanded to jail. Denny returns to court in custody for plea on Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m. He was arrested on a warrant and charged with breach of a release order.

Denny appeared in provincial court in custody on Aug. 11 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions and then failed to return to court for a plea. He was charged with breaking into a dwelling house and committing mischief concerning an incident on Feb. 18 in Woodstock. 

Denny is also scheduled to appear for trial in provincial court on March 4, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to other charges laid by RCMP. 

Denny was charged with committing mischief causing property damage and breach of an undertaking on Dec. 9, 2022, at Upper Woodstock, and two counts of assault and committing mischief causing property damage on Dec. 8, 2022, at Upper Woodstock. He was arrested on a warrant for failing to attend court and was released with conditions. Denny entered his not-guilty pleas at a court appearance on April 25.

Trial rescheduled on assault, weapons charges

Brandon Schriver, 22, of no fixed address, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Nov. 23 to set a new date for his trial after pleading not guilty to assault and firearm charges laid by RCMP. His trial was rescheduled for Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m.

Schriver appeared in provincial court in custody on Sept. 1 for a bail hearing and was remanded to jail. RCMP charged him with assaulting another man, assault with a weapon, possession of a firearm without a licence (a pump action shotgun), possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, impaired driving, possession of a gun while prohibited, possession of ammunition while prohibited, 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.

Neqotkuk man awaiting trial

Todd Allison Sappier, 63, of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), will appear for trial in provincial court on March 1, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to two charges laid by RCMP.

Sappier was charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident in connection with an incident on Jan. 8 at Neqotkuk. He pleaded not guilty, and a monitoring date for his trial was set for Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. 

Arrest warrant issued

The court issued an arrest warrant for Cheng Dela Cruz, 29, of no fixed address, after the accused failed to appear for trial in provincial court on Nov. 22.

Dela Cruz was charged by Woodstock Police with assault and uttering threats against a female victim on Oct. 17, 2021, in Woodstock. Not-guilty pleas were entered by Dela Cruz at an earlier court appearance.

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