Woodstock Provincial Court: Two facing child pornography charges; Ron McLaughlin held for bail

by | Jan 30, 2024

Two charged with possession of child pornography

Two local men appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court on Jan. 30 to face charges of possession of child pornography.

Todd Brian Forgrave, 47, of Belleville, and Stephen Warcop, 26, of Hartland, were each charged following an investigation led by the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit. 

Forgrave was charged following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Belleville on Nov. 24, 2022. He returns to court for plea on Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m.

Warcop was charged following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Hartland on Dec. 1, 2022. He also returns to court for plea on Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m.

Police seized several electronic devices during the investigation.

Held for bail hearing

Ronald McLaughlin, 33, of St. Stephen, appeared in provincial court in custody on Jan. 30 and was remanded. He returns to court in custody by video for a bail hearing on Feb. 5 at 9:30 a.m.

McLaughlin was charged by RCMP with dangerous driving, stemming from an incident on Jan. 29 in Grafton. The court heard several more charges are pending against him. He is also facing other charges in Saint John.

Another individual, Erica Ann Trecartin, 28, of Lower Brighton, was also arrested in connection with the same incident but was later released.

Arrested and released with conditions

Hilton Romeo Fredericks, 26, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 29 and was released with conditions. He returns to court for plea on Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m.

Woodstock Police charged Fredericks 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.

Fredericks was ordered to have no contact with the complainant and must reside at a residence in Kirkland until his next court appearance. 

Returning to court for plea

Andrew Betts, 41, of Waterville, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on an assault charge laid by RCMP.

Betts was charged with assaulting another man following an incident on Sept. 11, 2023, in Waterville. He made his first court appearance on Jan. 30, when the matter was adjourned to allow him more time to secure legal counsel.

Conditional sentence, probation 

Kelsey Janetta Brooker, 30, of Florenceville-Bristol, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 26 for sentencing on several charges. She received a six-month conditional sentence and 12 months of probation. She must follow a curfew as part of her sentence order.

Brooker was charged with breach of release order (curfew) on Dec. 9, 2023, at Centreville; failing to stop for police on April 22, 2023, in Woodstock; and failing to follow a curfew between March 11 and April 21, 2023, in Florenceville-Bristol. She changed her plea to guilty on these charges.

She was also charged by RCMP with break and enter at a dwelling house, carelessly transporting a firearm, possession of a gun (a rifle) to commit an offence, possession of a firearm without a licence, being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a firearm, and committing mischief causing property damage to a door, driveway gate, and security system in connection with a break-in at a residence on Jan. 26, 2023, in Holmesville.

Brooker pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm without a licence and guilty to being an occupant of a vehicle, knowing it carried a firearm for the incident in Holmesville. The other charges were withdrawn by the crown at sentencing. 

The court heard two male accomplices in the break-in were already sentenced. Brooker waited outside in a vehicle and did not enter the residence. She had no prior criminal record. Defence Counsel Lindsay Paul explained Brooker was using drugs at the time of the offences but was now sober and working full-time. 

Newbridge man sentenced

Bradley Tyler Whitney, 40, of Newbridge, appeared in provincial court in custody on Jan. 29 after being arrested on a warrant for failing to appear. 

Whitney was charged by Woodstock Police with two counts of driving a motorcycle while suspended, stemming from incidents on July 8, 2021, and Oct. 28, 2021, in Woodstock. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, flight from police, and breach of curfew for the incident on July 8, 2021.

Whitney pleaded guilty on all counts and received a suspended sentence and 18 months of probation. He was also fined $600 and was prohibited from driving for four months. He had no prior criminal record.

Three charged in counterfeit money incident

Victoria King, 22, of Sheffield, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 30 for plea on two charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the request of her defence counsel. 

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

King and two other individuals were arrested in connection with an investigation into the use of counterfeit money in Perth Andover, Woodstock, and Meductic and the theft of a truck in Hartland.

Regis Bowmaster, 30, of Bairdsville, will appear in provincial court for plea on Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. RCMP charged him with possession of stolen property and resisting arrest concerning the incident involving King. He appeared in court in custody on Jan. 5 and was released with conditions.

Felicia J. Fulton, 29, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 8 and pleaded guilty to four charges laid by RCMP. She waived her bail, and a sentencing date was set for Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Arrest warrant issued

The court issued an arrest warrant for Kyle Roy MacDonald, 35, of Moncton, after he failed to appear in provincial court for monitoring on Jan. 30.

MacDonald was charged by RCMP with assaulting a female victim, uttering threats, and committing mischief causing property damage to her vehicle following an incident on March 19, 2022, at Hartley Settlement. He pleaded guilty to the assault and the mischief charge. 

MacDonald was released from custody on Nov. 3, 2023, pending sentence. The court heard the charges may be transferred to Moncton, but the accused failed to appear in Woodstock to request the transfer.

Trial set in assault with utility knife

Gregory Sparks, 23, of no fixed address, will appear for trial in provincial court on Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to charges laid by RCMP.

Sparks was charged with assault with a weapon (a utility knife) involving a female victim and uttering threats concerning an incident on April 20, 2023, at Centreville. He also faces a charge of breach of an undertaking by violating a no-contact order. His not-guilty plea was entered on Jan. 30 by his defence counsel.

In custody awaiting trial

Ryan James Smith, 35, of Woodstock, formerly of Perth-Andover, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 29 for monitoring about his trial on multiple charges. He confirmed he will be ready to proceed to trial.

At an earlier court appearance, he pleaded not guilty on all counts and a trial date was set for March 7 at 9:30 a.m. Smith appeared in court in custody for his bail hearing on Nov. 1 and was remanded. He has been in custody since late September. 

RCMP charged Smith with possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of a stolen vehicle, being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a firearm, obstructing police, carelessly transporting a firearm, and possession of a firearm without a licence, stemming from an incident on Sept. 30, 2023, in Hartland. 

He was also charged with possessing a stolen vehicle, committing mischief causing property damage to a car window, and driving while suspended for another incident in Meductic on Sept. 30, 2023. 

Woodstock Police also charged him with trespassing on private property on Aug. 3 and Aug. 29, 2023, on Broadway Street in Woodstock. 

Bath woman to stand trial

Delta Joy Bowmaster, 44, of Bath, will appear for trial in provincial court on Nov. 25 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to charges laid by RCMP.

Bowmaster was charged with impaired driving, impaired driving causing bodily harm, and reckless endangerment involving a minor following an incident on May 11, 2023, at Odell. Defence Counsel James Crocco entered the not-guilty plea on her behalf at a court appearance on Jan. 30.

Woodstock man to enter plea

Shane Lee Dickison, 35, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 30 to answer charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m. to allow him more time to secure legal counsel.

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. 

On Dec. 5, Dickison changed his plea to guilty to two other charges laid 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, 2023, when he went to a local residence while ordered to stay away. 

Dickison appeared in provincial court in custody by video on July 17, 2023, after being arrested on a warrant. He was arrested after he failed to appear in provincial court to answer the charges on July 11, 2023. He was later released with conditions.

Plea adjourned due to hospital stay

Brady Brooks, 33, of Woodstock, was scheduled to appear in provincial court on Jan. 30 for plea on charges laid by Woodstock Police. The matter was adjourned until March 5 at 9:30 a.m. 

The court heard Brooks was being hospitalized for several weeks due to mental health issues. He appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 4 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions.

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. As part of his release order, he was ordered to reside in Southampton and follow a curfew. A warrant is being held on file until his next court appearance.

Returning to court for plea

Joshua Adam Demerchant, 34, of Pembroke, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 30 for plea on several charges. The matter was adjourned until Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

He was charged by Woodstock Police with two counts of breaching a release order stemming from incidents on Oct. 18, 2023, at Pembroke and on Dec. 4, 2023, in Woodstock. 

Demerchant was also charged by RCMP with possession of stolen property (an ATV) and failing to stop for police in connection with an incident on July 12, 2023, near Hartland.  

He appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 4 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. As part of his release order, he must remain at a residence in Newbridge and follow a curfew.

Debec man awaiting trial

Everett William (Billy) Clark, 33, of Debec, will appear for trial in provincial court on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to one charge laid by Woodstock Police. 

Clark appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 3 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions. 

He was charged by Woodstock Police with breach of an undertaking in connection with an incident on Dec. 28, 2023, in Woodstock. 

As part of his release, he was ordered to have no contact with a female complainant. He entered his not-guilty plea at a court appearance on Jan. 30. A monitoring date was set for Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Two trial dates for Greenfield man

Terrance Wright, 60, of Greenfield, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 30 and pleaded not guilty to four charges laid by RCMP. His trial dates were set for Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m. and Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Wright appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing on Dec. 14, 2023, and was released with conditions. 

RCMP charged him with three counts of uttering threats against a female victim and committing mischief causing property damage in connection with an incident on Dec. 11, 2023, at Greenfield. He was ordered to have no contact with the complainant.

Plea adjourned on three charges

Justin Frenette of Florenceville-Bristol will appear in provincial court on Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on three charges laid by RCMP. He was scheduled for plea on Jan. 30 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. 

Trial pending for Windsor man 

Jacob Alexander Roy, 26, of Windsor, will appear for trial in provincial court on Aug. 19 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to four charges. 

Roy was charged with breaching a release order on Jan. 7. He was arrested and was released with conditions. He entered his not-guilty at a court appearance on Jan. 30.

In November, Roy was charged with breach of a no-contact order for an incident on Oct. 20, 2023, in Woodstock. RCMP also charged him with assault involving a female victim and unlawful confinement concerning an incident on Sept. 11, 2023, in Woodstock. He pleaded not guilty. A monitoring date for his trial was set for Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Plea adjourned on five charges

Kyle Glen Anderson, 37, of Hartland, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on five charges laid by RCMP.

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. He appeared in court on Jan. 30 when the matter was adjourned to allow him more time to secure legal counsel.

Failed to appear for monitoring

The court issued an arrest warrant for John Howard Carmichael, 65, of Centreville, after he failed to appear in provincial court on Jan. 30 for monitoring about his trial.

Carmichael appeared in provincial court in custody on Oct. 3, 2023, after being arrested on a warrant of committal. He pleaded not guilty to three charges laid by RCMP, and a trial date was set for July 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Carmichael was charged with possession of a firearm without a licence, transporting a firearm in a careless manner, and impaired driving concerning an incident on July 7, 2023, at Wotstak (Woodstock First Nation). 

Another charge for Windsor woman 

Emily Anne Crandlemire, 30, of Windsor, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 30 to answer another charge of suspended driving. She pleaded not guilty.

Crandlemire was charged by RCMP with driving while suspended and theft of gas from the Irving Station in Florenceville-Bristol on May 12, 2023. 

She pleaded not guilty at a court appearance on Oct. 17, 2023, and a trial date was set for July 22 at 1:30 p.m. 

The additional charge of suspended driving was laid for an incident on June 17, 2023, in Coldstream. Her trial, for that matter, was also set for July 22.

Neqotkuk pair facing several charges

Nicholas Paul and Jennifer Paul of Neqotkuk appeared in provincial court on Jan. 30 to answer a series of charges laid by RCMP.

They were each charged with theft of a motor vehicle (a 2013 Volkswagon Jetta), possession of stolen property, obstructing police, possession of a firearm without a licence, careless use of a firearm, and breach of an undertaking following incidents on Dec. 3, 2021, in Grand Falls and Neqotkuk.  

Nicholas Paul pleaded guilty to possessing a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest concerning the 2021 incident. The other charges against him were withdrawn. His sentencing date was set for April 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Jennifer Paul appeared in court in custody on Jan. 11 after being arrested on a new warrant from Edmundston. On Tuesday, her trial date was adjourned to Sept. 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Nicholas Paul pleaded not guilty to several other charges, and trial dates were set for Jan. 15-17, 2025, at 9:30 a.m. A monitoring date was also scheduled for April 23 at 1:30 p.m.

He was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, breach of probation and possession of a stolen credit card for an incident on Sept. 12, 2023, in Hartland; theft from a store in Carlingford on Aug. 30, 2023; two counts of dangerous driving, two counts of suspended driving, and two counts of flight from police for incidents on Aug. 8 and Aug. 11, 2023, in Perth Andover.

Paul was also charged with flight from police and break, enter, and theft at a storage shed following an incident on Sept. 4, 2022, at Perth-Andover. He pleaded not guilty, and a trial date for that matter was set for April 26 at 9:30 a.m. He confirmed he has secured legal counsel for this trial.

He appeared in provincial court in custody by video in October for a bail hearing. He was released with conditions, including house arrest and wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. 

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