Woodstock Provincial Court news: Bail denied for Aroostook man, Woodstock man facing new charges

by | Jan 5, 2024

Bail denied on charges of confinement, assault with torch

Dustin Robert Davenport, 40, of Aroostook, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 4 and was denied bail on multiple charges. Judge Sebastian Michaud ordered him to return to court in custody for plea on Jan. 23 at 11 a.m.

Davenport 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 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 at Carlingford. 

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

Woodstock man has new charges

Shane Lee Dickison, 35, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 2 to answer new charges laid by RCMP. 

He was arrested by sheriffs in the courtroom and held in the lockup for several hours for contempt of court because he was disrespectful toward Associate Chief Judge Brian C. McLean during his appearance. Dickison returned to court in custody later that day and apologized for his behaviour. He was released until his next court appearance.

Dickison was charged with uttering threats and assault involving a female victim concerning an incident on Sept. 27, 2023, near Mapledale. He was also charged with flight from police for a separate incident on Sept. 27, 2023, at Teeds Mill. He returns to court for plea on Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m.

On Dec. 5, Dickison changed his plea to guilty to two other charges by Woodstock Police. He returns to court for sentencing on March 5 at 1:30 p.m.

He was charged with two violations of an Emergency Intervention Order for incidents on June 18-19 when he went to a local residence while ordered to stay away. 

Dickison appeared in provincial court in custody by video on July 17 after being arrested on a warrant. He was arrested after he failed to appear in provincial court to answer the charges on July 11. He was later released with conditions.

Arrested and released with conditions

Brady Brooks, 33, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 4 for a bail hearing. He was released with conditions and returns to court for plea on Jan. 30 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 and Jan. 1 in Woodstock. As part of his release order, he must reside in Southampton and follow a curfew. 

Bail hearing adjourned

Dawson Sproul, 24, of no fixed address, was scheduled to appear in provincial court for a bail hearing on Jan. 2. The hearing was adjourned until Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m. He remains in custody.

Sproul was arrested on a warrant. RCMP charged him with uttering threats, two counts of committing mischief causing property damage to a police vehicle and resisting arrest concerning an incident on Jan. 22, 2023, at Jacksonville.

Released with ankle bracelet

Joshua Adam Demerchant, 34, of Pembroke, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 4 for a bail hearing. He was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. 

Demerchant returns to court for plea on Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. As part of his release order, he must remain at a residence in Newbridge and follow a curfew.

He was charged with two counts of breaching a release order stemming from incidents on Oct. 18 at Pembroke and on Dec. 4 in Woodstock. 

Woodstock Police also charged him with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in a Dec. 5 incident. However, the trafficking charge was withdrawn by the crown at his court appearance on Jan. 4.

Demerchant was arrested on an earlier warrant after he failed to appear in court for plea. RCMP charged him with possession of stolen property (an ATV) and failing to stop for police in connection with an incident on July 12, 2023, near Hartland.  

In custody on six charges



Megan Jessica Lewis, 30, of no fixed address, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 3. She waived her bail until later and was remanded to jail. Lewis returns to court in custody for plea on Jan. 23 at 9:30 a.m.

She was charged by Woodstock Police with unlawful entry at a dwelling house, assaulting another woman, committing mischief causing property damage to a door, two counts of assaulting a police officer, and breach of probation for an incident on Dec. 28 in Woodstock. 

Released until sentencing

Jason Robert Seymour, 47, of no fixed address, appeared in provincial court in custody for sentencing on Jan. 2. The matter was adjourned until Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m. 

Seymour was released with conditions until his next court appearance. He pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine following an incident on Nov. 23, 2023, near Woodstock. He appeared in court in custody and was remanded after a bail hearing. The RCMP laid the charge.

Returning to court for plea

Everett William (Billy) Clark, 33, of Debec, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 3 for a bail hearing. He was released with conditions and returns to court for plea on Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m.

Clark was charged by Woodstock Police with breach of an undertaking in connection with an incident on Dec. 28 in Woodstock. As part of his release, he was ordered to have no contact with a female complainant.

Change of plea on 20 charges

Nathan Leon Godin, 29, of Woodstock, appeared for trial in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 3 and changed his plea to guilty on 20 charges laid by RCMP and Woodstock Police. His sentencing date was set for Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m.

Godin was denied bail in July 2023 and remanded to jail. He appeared in provincial court in custody by video after being arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court. 

A federal prison sentence is expected for the accused due to his guilty plea on multiple charges.

Godin pleaded guilty to flight from police and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking on March 21, 2023 at Wotstok (Woodstock First Nation); guilty to indictable possession of cocaine, resisting arrest, possession of a prohibited weapon (a sawed-off shotgun) with ready ammunition, improper storage of a firearm, and breach of a release order on June 21, 2023, at Wotstok; guilty to driving while prohibited, possession of a firearm without a licence (a rifle), and being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a gun on March 1, 2023, at Wotstok; and guilty to driving while suspended on March 14, 2023, in the Town of Woodstock.

Godin also pleaded guilty to failing to appear in court on June 20, 2023; guilty to possession of a weapon (a baton) for the purpose of committing an offence, committing mischief causing property damage to a window, assaulting another man with a weapon (a baton), and breach of a release order on June 20, 2023, at Woodstock. 

He also pleaded guilty to breach of a release order on March 31, 2023, in Woodstock, and guilty to possession of methamphetamine and breach of a release order on April 2, 2023, in Woodstock. The crown withdrew several other charges.

Remanded on six charges

Daniel Jr. Francis, 31, of Neqotkuk, will appear in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m. to set a date for his bail hearing. He was scheduled to appear in court in custody on Jan. 2 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Francis was charged by RCMP with shoplifting and resisting arrest on Aug. 2, 2023, near Perth-Andover; assaulting another man while threatening to use a weapon (a knife), two counts of assaulting a police officer, two counts of uttering threats, and breach of probation concerning another incident on Dec. 21 at Neqotkuk. He was arrested on a warrant.

Charged with assault

Patrick Robert Rattray, 29, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Jan. 16 at 9:30 a.m. to answer an assault charge.

Woodstock Police charged Rattray with assault involving a female victim concerning an incident on Sept. 7, 2023, in Woodstock. He made his first court appearance on Dec. 19, when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Victoria County man facing charge

Terrance Leland Lockard, 61, of Craig’s Flat, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m. to face an impaired driving charge.

RCMP charged Lockard in connection with an incident on June 20, 2023, near Perth-Andover. He made his first court appearance on Dec. 19, when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Alleged assault in Coldstream

Tony Joe Mills, 49, of Glassville, will appear in provincial court on Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m. for plea on an assault charge.

RCMP charged Mills with assaulting another man stemming from an incident on Sept. 23, 2023, near Coldstream. He made his first court appearance on Dec. 19, when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

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