Woodstock Provincial Court: Temperance Vale man arrested and held for bail hearing, Zealand man arrested on more charges

by | Apr 10, 2024

Arrested and held for bail hearing 

Kyle Lucas Stairs, 25, of Temperance Vale, appeared in provincial court in custody on April 9 to answer multiple charges laid by RCMP and Woodstock Police. He was remanded to jail to await a bail hearing on April 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Stairs was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles), possession of a weapon while prohibited from having it, resisting arrest, mischief causing property damage to a police vehicle, and breach of probation concerning an incident on April 8 in Nackawic. 

Woodstock Police also charged him with flight from police, dangerous driving, driving while suspended, and breach of probation for an incident on April 8 in Woodstock. He also faces an additional charge of failing to report to probation between Dec. 5 and Dec. 8, 2023, in Woodstock.

Zealand man arrested on more charges

Sheldon Marr Brewer, 26, of Zealand, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on April 9 for plea on charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until May 2 at 9:30 a.m. The court heard the accused was arrested on new charges in Fredericton. He was remanded for a bail hearing in Fredericton on April 24.

Marr-Brewer appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing in Woodstock on March 15. He was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle, but was brought back into custody. The crown said it intended to revoke his release order when he appears in court in Fredericton.

RCMP charged Brewer with breaking into a dwelling house, resisting arrest, flight from police, and dangerous driving concerning an incident on March 12 near Cloverdale. 

He was arrested on a warrant following a police chase that began in the Cloverdale area. The vehicle crashed into a ditch, and the driver fled on foot. Shortly after, police received a report of a man smashing his way into a nearby home by kicking down a door in order to hide from police. The homeowner fled uninjured.

The suspect eventually left the house and ran into the woods. Drones and police dogs were called to assist in the search. The man was later spotted in Millville and was finally captured in Coldstream.

House arrest for Bairdsville man

Ronald Terry Bowmaster, 36, of Bairdsville, was handed 90 days of house arrest and 12 months of probation when he appeared in provincial court for sentencing on April 9. He will be permitted to attend work during his house arrest.

Bowmaster was charged by RCMP with breach of probation, failing to comply with the conditions of a peace bond, and unlawful entry at a dwelling house concerning an incident on Nov. 30, 2023, near Juniper. He pleaded guilty to breaching the peace bond and unlawful entry. The crown withdrew the breach of probation charge.

Bowmaster appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing on Dec. 1, 2023. He was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. The ankle bracelet was removed at his court appearance on April 9.

Charged with drug trafficking

Nathan Aaron Sewell, 36, of Wilmot, appeared in provincial court on April 9 for plea on three charges laid by RCMP. He also faced two new charges of drug trafficking. The matter was adjourned for plea until April 30 at 9:30 a.m.

Sewell was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine, both for the purpose of trafficking, and three counts of possession of stolen property (an ID card, registration and mail) concerning an incident on Feb. 15 at Bairdsville. 

He appeared in court in custody on Feb. 17 and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle.

Sex charges dismissed

Edward Brennan McGraw, 28, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on April 9 for a preliminary hearing on two sex charges laid by Woodstock Police. The crown called no evidence and the case was dismissed.

Woodstock Police charged McGraw with sexual assault and touching for a sexual purpose in connection with an incident on July 1, 2022, in Woodstock. 

Not-guilty plea entered 

Andrew Betts, 41, of Waterville, appeared in provincial court on April 9 to answer an assault charge laid by RCMP. He pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set for April 4, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

Betts was charged with assaulting another man following an incident on Sept. 11, 2023, in Waterville. At his last appearance, the court heard Betts was attending a rehab facility in Moncton.

Held for bail hearing

Hilton Romeo Fredericks, 26, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on April 9 on another charge of breaching his release order. He was remanded for a bail hearing on April 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Woodstock Police charged him with breaching his release order by being at large at a Woodstock residence and by violating a no-contact order on April 6.

Fredericks appeared in court in custody last week and was charged with assaulting another man concerning an incident on April 2 in Woodstock. He was released with conditions and ordered to reside in Kirkland.

He also appeared in provincial court in custody on March 18 on a charge of breaching his release order laid by Woodstock Police. He was released with conditions at that time but was brought back into custody.

Fredericks appeared in provincial court on March 12 and pleaded not guilty to two other charges laid by Woodstock Police. His trial date was set for Jan. 13, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

Woodstock Police charged him with assault involving a female victim and breach of an undertaking in connection with an incident on Jan. 23 in Woodstock. He was brought into custody on Jan. 26 and spent the weekend in jail.

Woodstock man to enter plea

Ronald Dwayne Scott, 30, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on April 9 for plea on four charges laid by Woodstock Police. The matter was adjourned until April 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Scott was charged with assaulting another man, willfully causing damage to a vehicle, dangerous driving, and flight from police for an incident on Nov. 10, 2022, in Woodstock. He was arrested and released from custody on a release order. 

Trial set on five charges

Kyle Glen Anderson, 37, of Hartland, appeared in provincial court on April 9 and pleaded not guilty to five charges laid by RCMP. His trial date was set for April 3, 2025, at 1:30 p.m.

Anderson was charged with assault involving a female victim, dangerous driving, committing mischief, and two counts of uttering threats in connection with an incident on July 4, 2023, at Ashland. 

Neqotkuk woman returning for plea

Rachel Sockabasin, 40, of Neqotkuk, appeared in provincial court on April 9 for plea on multiple theft charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until April 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of her defence counsel.

Sockabasin appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Feb. 28 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions. She was charged with breach of an undertaking, breach of probation and three counts of theft concerning incidents on Feb. 12, Aug. 11, 2023, and Dec. 22, 2023, at the Ultramar in Carlingford.

Additional charges for Woodstock man 

Nicholas McConnell-Kinney, 26, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on April 9 for plea on two charges of breaching his curfew. The matter was adjourned until April 30 at 9:30 a.m.

RCMP charged McConnell-Kinney for incidents on Feb. 8 and Dec. 10, 2023, at Hartland. 

He appeared for trial in provincial court on March 13 and changed his plea to guilty on three other charges laid by RCMP. His sentencing date was set for June 11 at 1:30 p.m.

McConnell-Kinney was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and committing mischief by breaking a police officer’s glasses in connection with an incident on Jan. 1, 2023, at Florenceville-Bristol. 

Wostak man returning for plea

Greg McCormick, 35, of Wostak (Woodstock First Nation), will appear in provincial court for plea on April 23 at 9:30 a.m. on two charges laid by RCMP. He appeared in court on April 9 when the matter was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel.

McCormick is charged with assaulting another man while carrying a weapon (a knife) and uttering threats following an incident on Feb. 15 at Wostak. He was arrested and later released on a release order. 

Trial date set on two charges

Dean Fransky, 60, of Richmond Settlement, appeared in provincial court on April 9 and pleaded not guilty to two charges laid by RCMP. A trial date was set for April 4, 2025, at 1:30 p.m.

Fransky was charged with assault involving a female victim and unlawful confinement concerning an incident on Feb. 21 at Richmond Settlement. 

Charged with refusing breathalyzer

Curtis Leigh Pirie, 28, of Aroostook, appeared in provincial court on April 9 and pleaded not guilty to a breathalyzer charge. A trial date was set for April 23, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

RCMP charged Pirie with refusing a breathalyzer demand in connection with an incident on Jan. 1 near Perth-Andover. 

Arrest warrant issued

The court issued an arrest warrant for Shelby Paul, 28, of Neqotkuk, after she failed to appear in provincial court for plea on April 9.

Paul was charged by RCMP with mischief causing property damage to a door at the tribal council office at Neqotkuk on Aug. 23, 2023. She appeared in provincial court on March 12 and was ordered to return for plea after failing to complete the requirements of the alternative measures program. 

Two charged with having stolen property

Brian Vrieze, 53, and Tyler Vrieze, 29, of Debec, were each charged by Woodstock Police with possession of stolen property (an ATV).

They were charged in connection with an incident on July 27, 2023, in Woodstock. Tyler Vrieze pleaded not guilty on April 9; his trial date was set for April 30, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

Brian Vrieze failed to appear in court for a plea, and a second warrant for his arrest was issued. The court also issued an earlier arrest warrant when he failed to appear for trial on Nov. 6, 2023. The court heard he was in the hospital at that time.

Vrieze pleaded not guilty in December to possessing a firearm without a license, a Savage 223 rifle, concerning a Nov. 18, 2021, incident at Limestone; and not guilty to possessing methamphetamine on April 24, 2021, in Woodstock. 

Arrest warrant issued for failing to appear

The court issued an arrest warrant for Jordan Perley, 35, of Neqotkuk, after he failed to appear in provincial court for plea on April 9.

Perley appeared in provincial court in custody on March 19 and was remanded. He was released with conditions following a bail hearing on March 21. 

Perley was charged by RCMP with two counts of attempted break and enter at a dwelling house and 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. 

Couple facing trafficking, firearm charges

Patrick Thomas Tatlock, 59, and Marlene Donovan, 55, of Wapske, appeared in provincial court on April 9 to face drug trafficking and firearm charges. 

Tatlock appeared in court in custody by video and returns for plea on April 18 at 9:30 a.m. He was denied bail following a bail hearing in January.

He was charged 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. Two other charges of altering a manufacturer’s serial number were also laid under the Motor Vehicle Act. Tatlock also faces charges under the Fish and Wildlife Act.

Donovan also appeared in court on April 9. She was charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, unlawful possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling it, three counts of possession of stolen property (an ATV, licence plates, and a snowmobile), 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 April 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Plea adjourned to new date

Ronald McLaughlin, 33, of St. Stephen, will appear in provincial court in custody by video on April 12 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on charges laid by RCMP. 

McLaughlin appeared in provincial court in custody on Jan. 30. The RCMP charged him with dangerous driving, driving while suspended, and driving without insurance following an incident on Jan. 29 in Grafton. He is also facing other charges in Saint John. 

On April 9, two new drug trafficking charges were also laid against him.

Another arrest warrant issued

The court issued another arrest warrant for Erica Ann Trecartin, 28, of Lower Brighton, after she failed to appear in provincial court on April 9 to face drug trafficking and breach of probation charges.

The first warrant for her arrest was issued when she failed to appear for trial in provincial court on March 18. 

Trecartin was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, driving while suspended, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, and driving while prohibited for an incident on Nov. 3, 2022. She pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set. The court heard she is now living in St. Stephen.

Trial set for Clearview man

Kyle Laurie Williams, 35, of Clearview, appeared in provincial court on April 9 for monitoring about his trial. He told the court he did not have legal counsel. Another monitoring date was set for May 7 at 9:30 a.m. to allow him more time to get a lawyer.

Williams is scheduled to appear for trial in provincial court on Oct. 7 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to one charge laid by RCMP. He was charged with transmitting intimate images without consent concerning an incident on June 4, 2023, at Centreville. Williams entered his not-guilty plea during a court appearance on Jan. 9.

Charged with failing to appear 

Kevin Coutts, 65, of Lower Kintore, appeared in provincial court on April 9 to answer a charge of failing to appear. He pleaded not guilty, and the matter was set over until May 30 at 9:30 a.m. when he has a trial scheduled on an assault charge.

RCMP charged Coutts with assault involving a female victim following an incident on June 10, 2023, near Kintore. An arrest warrant was issued for Coutts after he failed to appear in court on Dec. 12, 2023, for monitoring. 

Trial continuation in May

Jacob Perley, 32, of Neqotkuk, appeared in provincial court on April 5 for his trial on drug trafficking charges. After one day of testimony involving police evidence, the trial was adjourned until May 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Perley was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, production of cocaine, unlawful possession of ketamine (a date rape drug), possession of methamphetamine, obstruction, and breach of an undertaking in connection with an incident on Aug. 26, 2022, at Neqotkuk. He pleaded not guilty.

The charges were laid after executing a search warrant at his residence. A quantity of cocaine, scales, $1,745 in cash, a cell phone, drug paraphernalia and video surveillance equipment were located on the premises. Another substance was allegedly found in Perley’s wallet. 

During the trial, the court heard Perley “actively resisted police” at the door and inside the house. His grandmother lived upstairs.

Perley also appeared in provincial on March 12 to set a date for his trial on fraud charges laid by RCMP. His trial was set for Jan. 22-23, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

Perley was charged with possessing forged documents (cheques) and defrauding the band office of over $5,000 between June 13 and Oct. 6, 2023, at Neqotkuk. He pleaded not guilty at a court appearance on Feb. 2.

Perth Andover brothers facing charges

Travis Terrance McDougall, 32, and Trevor Gerald McDougall, 32, of Perth-Andover, are both facing charges laid by Woodstock Police. 

Travis McDougall appeared in provincial court for monitoring on March 26 and told the court he had yet to secure legal counsel. Another monitoring date was set for April 9, but he failed to appear, and an arrest warrant was issued.

He was charged with uttering threats, breach of probation and assaulting a female victim in connection with an incident on July 17, 2023, in Woodstock. He pleaded not guilty in November; his trial date was set for Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. 

Trevor McDougall was charged with uttering threats for the same incident. He pleaded not guilty in October, and a trial date was set for Aug. 2 at 1:30 p.m. A monitoring date was also set for April 16 at 9:30 a.m.

Romanian woman asks to go home

On April 9, a Romanian woman told the court she wanted to serve her sentence and then return home to her family. 

Narghita Cioroaba, 43, appeared in court in custody by video and pleaded guilty to crossing the border illegally. Her sentencing was set for April 19 at 1:30 p.m. 

With emotion in her voice, Cioroaba said she regretted her actions and had notified immigration officials she wanted to be sent home after her release so she could return to her family and children. 

An interpreter was in court to assist her with the proceedings before Associate Chief Judge Brian C. McLean.

Cioroaba, Dorel Istrate, 41, and Eduard-llie Scripcaru, 41, were each charged under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act with failing to appear for examination. 

Police apprehended them on March 8 for crossing the international border illegally at Union Corner, the spot of a former port of entry many decades ago.

Scripcaru pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three months in jail on March 26.

Istrate was released from custody with conditions after a bail hearing on March 22 and returns to court for a plea on April 25 at 9:30 a.m. Prior to his release, he posted a $2,000 bail bond. Istrate has permanent resident status in Canada.

RCMP arrested them after receiving a call around 1 p.m. from the US Border Patrol about three individuals heading for the international border on foot near Union Corner. 

Police tracked them down about 40 minutes later using a police dog. The three suspects were returned to the Canada Border Services Agency at the Woodstock- Houlton border. They told police they rented a vehicle in New York and then abandoned it near the border so they could walk the rest of the way into Canada.

In another incident, two other Romanian men, who have addresses in the United States, appeared in provincial court in custody on Feb. 27 and pleaded guilty to crossing the international border illegally at Belleville. They were sentenced to several months in jail on March 15.

Neqotkuk woman to stand trial

Jennifer Paul of Neqotkuk appeared in provincial court on April 9 and pleaded not guilty to three charges laid by RCMP. Her trial date was set for April 14, 2025, at 9:30 a.m.

Paul was charged with possessing a stolen vehicle, using a stolen credit card, and breach of probation for an incident on Sept. 12, 2023, at Hartland.

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