Woodstock Provincial Court news: Federal sentence expected for Woodstock man, Wapske couple facing drug trafficking and firearms charges

by | Feb 14, 2024

Federal prison sentence expected for Woodstock man

Nathan Leon Godin, 29, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m. for sentencing on 20 charges laid by RCMP and Woodstock Police Force.

A federal prison sentence is expected as a result of his guilty plea. 

Godin appeared for trial in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 3 and changed his plea to guilty. He 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. 

Godin pleaded guilty to flight from police and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking on March 21, 2023, at Wotstak (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 Wotstak; 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 firearm on March 1, 2023, at Wotstak; 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 Wotstak. 

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.

Trial scheduled on 14 charges

Philip Sapper-Solomon, 30, of Neqotkuk, will appear in provincial court in custody for his trial on Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m. on 14 charges laid by RCMP. 

Police arrested Sappier-Solomon concerning an incident near Beechwood on Sept. 17, 2023. He was charged with possession of a restricted weapon (a handgun) while prohibited; possession of ammunition while prohibited; possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence; two counts of possession of a restricted weapon without a licence; being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a firearm; possession of a loaded, restricted firearm (a handgun); assault and assault by choking involving a female victim; assault with a weapon (a cell phone); two counts of uttering threats; committing mischief causing property damage to a phone and tires, and mischief causing damage to a police vehicle.

He appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Dec. 13, 2023, for a bail hearing and was remanded to await his trial.

Plea delayed on charges of confinement, assault with torch

Dustin Robert Davenport, 40, of Aroostook, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Feb. 13 for plea on multiple charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned for plea until Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Davenport appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 4 and was denied bail. The RCMP charged him 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 suffered severe burns.

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. 

Trial set on charge of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Brooke Carlisle, 24, of Summerfield, will appear for trial in provincial court on Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. after pleading not guilty to two charges laid by RCMP. Her defence counsel entered her not-guilty plea on Feb. 13 via teleconference.

Carlisle appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 8 and was released with conditions. She was arrested on a warrant on Jan. 5 and spent the weekend in jail. 

Police charged Carlisle with dangerous driving, causing bodily harm, and reckless endangerment following an accident in Greenfield on July 2, 2023, when a woman was injured outside her home by a moving vehicle.

The court ordered the accused to reside at a residence in Greenfield, and she must have no contact with the complainant.

In custody awaiting trial 

Timothy Grant Davenport, 46, of no fixed address, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Feb. 13 and pleaded not guilty to nine charges laid by RCMP. 

The court set his trial date for Aug. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

The RCMP charged Davenport with theft of a gun and ammunition, committing mischief by breaking a window, resisting arrest, possession of a prohibited weapon (a loaded sawed-off shotgun), reckless discharge of a firearm, pointing a firearm at another man, possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of ammunition while prohibited, and possession of a firearm while prohibited, in connection with an incident on Nov. 26, 2023, near Lakeville. 

Davenport appeared in court for a bail hearing on Nov. 29, 2023, and was remanded to jail. 

He pleaded guilty to a fraud charge transferred from Edmundston, and a sentencing date for that offence was set for March 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Couple facing trafficking, firearm charges

Patrick Thomas Tatlock, 59, and Marlene Donovan, 55, of Wapske, appeared in provincial court on Feb. 13 to face drug trafficking and firearm charges. 

Tatlock appeared in court in custody by video and will return for plea on March 5 at 9:30 a.m. He was denied bail following a bail hearing in January.

Police charged Tatlock with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and unlawful possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling it concerning an incident on Dec. 12, 2023, at Wapske. 

He appeared in court in custody on Dec. 13, 2023, after being arrested on multiple charges by RCMP. 

Tatlock was also charged with three counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited, two counts of improper storage of a firearm, and three counts of possession of stolen property concerning incidents on Dec. 3 and Dec. 12, 2023, in Wapske.  

Police also laid two other charges of altering a manufacturer’s serial number under the Motor Vehicle Act. The court heard more charges are pending against him.

Donovan made her first court appearance on Feb. 13, facing charges of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, unlawful possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling it, possession of stolen property, two counts of possession of a firearm without a licence, and improper storage of a firearm for an incident on Dec. 12, 2023, at Wapske. She also returns to court for plea on March 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Charged with drug trafficking

Dynielle Allison Demerchant, 28, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Feb. 13 for plea on two charges laid by Woodstock police. The court adjourned the matter until March 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of her defence counsel.

Police charged Demerchant with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a prohibited weapon (a switchblade) in connection with an incident on Dec. 22, 2022, in Woodstock. 

Not guilty plea entered on firearm charges

Martina Crouse, 32, of Rosedale, appeared in provincial court on Feb. 13 to answer three firearm charges laid by RCMP. She pleaded not guilty, and her trial date was set for Nov. 22 at 9:30 a.m.

The RCMP charged Crouise with possession of a firearm without a licence (a rifle), improper storage of a firearm, and possession of a firearm with the serial number altered concerning an incident on July 27, 2023, at Rosedale.

She appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing in December and was released with conditions, including an order to attend court. 

Three charged in counterfeit money investigation

Victoria King, 22, of Sheffield, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Feb. 12 for plea on two charges. The matter was adjourned until April 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of her defence counsel. 

RCMP charged King with breach of a release order by removing her ankle bracelet and possession of a stolen vehicle concerning an incident on Jan. 4 near Perth-Andover. She remains in custody.

An arrest warrant was issued for Regis Bowmaster, 30, of Bairdsville, after he failed to appear in provincial court for plea on Feb. 13 to answer charges related to the same incident. 

The RCMP charged Bowmaster with possession of stolen property and resisting arrest on Jan. 4 near Perth-Andover. He appeared in court in custody on Jan. 5 and was released with conditions.

Bowmaster was also charged with possession of stolen goods for a separate incident on April 2, 2023. He pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set for Jan. 6, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

Felicia J. Fulton, 30, of Woodstock, was sentenced to 120 days in jail, minus time served, when she appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Feb. 8. She pleaded guilty to four charges laid by RCMP.

The RCMP charged Fulton with possession of a stolen vehicle, theft of gas, breach of probation and uttering counterfeit money (a $100 American bill) in connection with an incident at a gas station in Perth-Andover on Jan. 3. Another charge of possession of counterfeit money was withdrawn by the crown. 

In addition to jail time, Fulton was placed on 12 months of probation and ordered to undergo counselling for drug addiction. She must also register with the federal DNA database. She had been in custody since her arrest in early January.

Police arrested King, Bowmaster and Fulton in connection with an investigation into the use of counterfeit money in Perth Andover, Woodstock, and Meductic and the theft of a truck in Oromocto on Dec. 24, 2023.

Plea pending on assault charges

Robert Corey Goodine of Perth-Andover appeared in provincial court on Feb. 13 for plea on assault charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until March 5 at 9:30 a.m. to allow him more time to secure legal counsel.

Goodine appeared in provincial court in custody on Jan. 22 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions. He was charged with assault with a weapon (a set of keys) involving a female victim between Jan. 1, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2022, at Perth-Andover; and assault by choking between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021 at Perth-Andover. He was released on an undertaking and ordered to have no contact with the complainant.

Hartland man to stand trial

Dylan Rideout, 25, of Hartland, appeared in provincial court on Feb. 13 and pleaded not guilty to three charges laid by RCMP. His trial date was set for Jan. 2, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

Rideout was charged with uttering threats involving a female victim, possession of a firearm without a licence, and careless use of a firearm (a shotgun) concerning an incident on Aug. 9, 2023, at Cloverdale. 

Plea adjourned on assault charge

Tiffany Perley, 50, of Neqotkuk, will appear in provincial court on March 12 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on an assault charge.

RCMP charged Perley with assaulting another woman in the community on Oct. 14, 2023, at Neqotkuk. She appeared in provincial court for plea on Feb. 13 when the matter was adjourned to allow her more time to secure legal counsel.

Gladwyn man returning for plea

Billy Joe Pelletier, 37, of Gladwyn, appeared in provincial court on Feb. 13 for plea on an impaired driving charge. The matter was adjourned until March 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Pelletier was charged by RCMP in connection with an incident on Nov. 9, 2023, in Rowena. He will also appear for trial on three other charges laid by RCMP. 

Pelletier was charged with impaired driving and two counts of endangering the life of a child in connection with an incident on April 14, 2023, at Gladwyn. The trial was adjourned until June 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Newbridge man facing four charges

Nicholas Carl Manzer, 26, of Newbridge, will appear in provincial court on March 19 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on four charges laid by RCMP. He was scheduled for plea on Feb. 13 when the matter was adjourned to the new date to allow him more time to consult legal counsel.

Manzer was charged with possession of a firearm (a rifle) while prohibited, possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a stolen truck, and improper storage of a firearm concerning an incident on Nov. 11, 2023, at Wotstak (Woodstock First Nation). 

Sentencing adjourned for Plaster Rock man

Andrew Joseph St. Peter, 31, of Plaster Rock, appeared in provincial court in custody for sentencing on Feb. 13 after pleading guilty to three charges. 

St. Peter pleaded guilty to willful neglect of an animal and failing to provide medical attention to a dog concerning incidents on Jan. 1 and 2, 2023, in Plaster Rock. The charges were laid under the SPCA Act.  

On Tuesday, he withdrew his guilty plea, and the matter was adjourned to March 12 at 11 a.m. to set a trial date. He told the court he was in jail when the alleged incident occurred and therefore wanted to revoke his guilty plea.

He pleaded guilty to a separate charge of breach of a release order by failing to attend court in Woodstock on Aug. 22, 2023. The charge was transferred to Fredericton, where he is awaiting sentencing on other matters on Feb. 15.

St. Peter appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing on Aug. 30, 2023, and was released with conditions. On Sept. 26, 2023, he was back in custody on other charges in Fredericton.  

He appeared in provincial court in custody last July on a weapons charge related to an incident in the village on July 22, 2023. RCMP charged him with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace (an axe handle). 

St. Peter was arrested after police received reports of a suspect carrying a weapon in the village. He pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set for April 24 at 1:30 p.m. 

Returning to court for plea

Sara Ann Broad, 41, of Moose Mountain, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m. to answer charges laid by RCMP. She was scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 13 when the matter was adjourned. She failed to appear, and a warrant is being held on file.

Broad appeared in court in custody in January and was released with conditions. RCMP charged her with assault on a male victim and breach of an undertaking concerning an incident on June 28, 2023, in Johnville. 

The court heard she also faces two mischief charges and an impaired driving charge.

Arrest warrant issued

The court issued an arrest warrant for Joshua Desroches, 19, of Woodstock, after he failed to appear in provincial court for plea on Feb. 13.

Desroches appeared in provincial court in custody on Jan. 19 after being arrested on a warrant for failing to appear. He was released with conditions with an order to return to court as required.

RCMP charged Desroches with breach of an undertaking by violating a no-contact order stemming from an incident on Sept. 25, 2023, near Woodstock. He was arrested and later released from custody with conditions with an order to attend court and have no contact with the complainant.

Trial scheduled on firearm offences

Paul Rideout, 47, of Coldstream, will appear for trial in provincial court on Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. after pleading not guilty to two charges laid by RCMP.

Rideout was charged with possession of several firearms without a licence and improper storage of firearms in connection with an incident on Oct. 23, 2023, at Coldstream. He entered his not-guilty plea at a court appearance on Feb. 13.

In custody awaiting trial

Stephen Forsythe, 61, of Centreville, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Feb. 13 and pleaded not guilty to several charges laid by RCMP. His trial date was set for July 3-4 at 9:30 a.m.

The RCMP charged Forsythe with causing a public disturbance and resisting arrest on June 10, 2021, in Centreville, possession of a firearm without a licence, improper storage of a firearm, assault while threatening to use a weapon, and committing mischief causing property damage stemming from an incident on June 14, 2021, in Centreville. He was arrested on a warrant and remanded into custody.

Neqotkuk man returning for plea

Dallas Adrian Bernard, 24, of Neqotkuk, will appear in provincial court on March 5 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on one charge laid by RCMP.

Bernard was charged with impaired driving following an incident on Nov. 17, 2023, near Perth-Andover. He appeared in court on Feb.13 when the matter was adjourned to allow him more time to consult legal counsel.

Plea adjourned on three charges

Justin Frenette of Florenceville-Bristol will appear in provincial court on Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on three charges laid by RCMP. He was scheduled for plea on Feb. 13 when the matter was adjourned at the request of his defence counsel.

Frenette was charged with assault while threatening to use a weapon (boiling water), assault with a weapon (a lit cigarette) and assault involving a female victim, stemming from three separate incidents in Glassville on Sept. 6, Oct. 10 and Oct. 25, 2023. 

Benton man in court on multiple charges

Edward Hayes Jr., 27, of Benton, appeared in provincial court on Feb. 13 and pleaded not guilty to two charges laid by RCMP. His trial date was set for Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Hayes was charged with driving while prohibited and breach of probation for an incident on the Trans Canada Highway near Woodstock on July 1, 2023. 

Hayes was also charged by Woodstock Police with assault on Dec. 11, 2023, assaulting another man and breach of probation concerning an incident on June 1, 2023, in Woodstock. He returns to court for plea on those charges on Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m.

On Oct. 19, 2023, he appeared for trial in provincial court after pleading not guilty to other charges of sexual assault and unlawful confinement. 

The trial was adjourned until July 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel. 

Hayes was charged by RCMP with sexual assault and unlawful confinement involving a female victim between May 18 and June 13, 2022, in Summerfield.

Sentencing set on trafficking charges

Rhonda Perley, 55, and Jeffrey Phillips, 56, of Neqotkuk, are both awaiting sentencing on drug trafficking charges. 

Perley pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine for an incident on Feb. 27, 2020, at Neqotkuk. She will be sentenced on March 12 and was released with conditions until her next court appearance.

Phillips pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking for another incident on Feb. 28, 2020, at Neqotkuk. He appeared in court on Feb. 13 when the matter was adjourned for sentencing on Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m.

Perley and Phillips were both arrested on warrants in January and released with conditions following a bail hearing. They were both scheduled to be sentenced on the charges when they requested another hearing but failed to attend court on Aug. 29, 2021. Warrants were issued for their arrest.

The court heard RCMP charged them after undercover police officers purchased cocaine from them at their home in Neqotkuk. The crown said the officers dealt with Phillips to make the purchase, but Perley was inside the house and aware of what was happening. Perley also talked to the officers about the deal and possible future deals.

Trial continuation in March

Paul Porter, 70, of Rowena, Victoria County, appeared for trial in provincial on Feb. 12 after pleading not guilty to an impaired driving charge. The trial proceeded and continues to a second day on March 4 at 10 a.m.

RCMP charged Porter following an incident on April 17, 2022, near Burntland Brook. 

Agreed to peace bond

Brandon Levesque, 30, of Gordonsville, appeared for trial in provincial court on Feb. 12 on two charges laid by RCMP. He agreed to sign a 12-month peace bond, and the trial did not proceed.

Levesque was charged with assaulting another man and breaching probation, stemming from an incident on July 2, 2022, at Gordonsville. 

Charges withdrawn

The crown withdrew two charges against Everett Paul Hartley, 39, of Blackville, formerly of Bairdsville, during provincial court on Feb. 12.

RCMP charged Hartley with committing mischief, causing property damage to a door, and breach of probation for an incident on July 14, 2020, near Birdsville. He pleaded not guilty and was scheduled for trial.

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