Woodstock Provincial Court: Victoria County woman facing more jail time; change of plea results in house arrest

by | Nov 22, 2023

Holt faces several more months in jail

A Victoria County woman is facing several more months in a provincial jail for a string of crimes she blamed on her drug addiction to methamphetamine.

Amber Holt, 32, of Bluebell, appeared for sentencing in provincial court in custody on Nov. 21 after pleading guilty to multiple charges laid by RCMP.  

After hearing submissions from the crown and defence counsel, Associate Chief Judge Brian C. McLean reserved his decision on sentence until Dec. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Holt pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm without a licence (.22 Magnum rifle) and careless use of a firearm for an incident at a camp on June 22, 2022, in Weaver; guilty to flight from police on Sept. 5, 2022, in Perth-Andover; guilty to possession of a stolen chequebook and fraudulent impersonation between May 24 and June 14, 2022, in Perth-Andover; guilty of fraud at a grocery store in Perth-Andover on June 11, 2022; possession of a stolen vehicle and a stolen licence plate on Sept. 5, 2022, in Tilley; guilty to breach of probation by failing to report between June 19 and March 3 in Woodstock; and guilty to failing to appear in court in Woodstock on Aug. 1.

Crown Prosecutor Samantha Goodine told the court Holt deserved 15 months in jail, minus time served. The crown lawyer also requested a prohibition on the use of firearms, a one-year prohibition on driving for the accused, and a restitution order for $960 to repay a grocery store where a stolen check was cashed. 

Goodine said Holt should also be placed on probation for 12 months following her release. The accused had a prior criminal record and, in the past, spent time in a federal prison.

Defence Counsel Alex Carleton argued for a lighter sentence of nine months in jail minus time served. He said Holt abused drugs since her youth and wants to go into treatment as soon as possible, describing his client as an “exceptional candidate for rehabilitation.” He said the stolen chequebook was taken by Holt simply as a means to buy food.

Holt apologized to the court for her actions and wiped away tears as she asked Judge McLean to help her get into a drug treatment facility. 

Holt appeared in provincial court in custody on Aug. 15 after being arrested on a warrant. She waived her bail until later and was remanded to jail. She appeared in provincial court in custody by video for a bail hearing on July 27 after being arrested on a warrant. She was released with conditions but failed to return to court. 

Time served and house arrest for domestic violence

Jesse Adam Shaw, 34, of Woodstock, appeared for sentencing in provincial court in custody on Nov. 21 after changing his plea to guilty on several charges laid by Woodstock Police.

Associate Chief Judge Brian C. McLean sentenced him to seven months in jail or time served. Shaw was released from custody on a conditional sentence order. He had been in custody since June. He was ordered to immediately enter a drug rehabilitation program at Harvest House in Moncton, where he will be under full house arrest for the next five months. 

Shaw was also placed on 12 months of probation. He cannot have any contact with the victim involved in the case. A prohibition on firearms was also imposed. Shaw must also undergo counselling for anger management and intimate partner violence.

He pleaded guilty to indictable assault involving a female victim between May 1 and May 8 in Woodstock; guilty to two counts of assault on June 11 and June 14 in Woodstock; guilty to uttering threats on June 14 in Woodstock; guilty to assault by choking between June 24 and June 25 in Woodstock; guilty to mischief causing property damage to a cell phone between April 20 and May 8 in Woodstock; and guilty to breach of a no-contact order between June 24 and June 25 in Woodstock. The crown withdrew several other charges. 

Crown Prosecutor Samantha Goodine described the assaults as a series of violent attacks that involved punching, slapping, pushing, choking and dragging the victim, leaving her with multiple bruises on her face and neck. Shaw had a prior criminal record that showed a history of domestic violence.

Defence Counsel Lindsay Paul told the court Shaw was remorseful over his behaviour toward his former partner, saying the violence was caused by his drug addiction and “horrific upbringing.” She noted the accused had a positive work history and now wanted to make a plan to get off drugs and change his life. She said that’s why he was going to Harvest House in Moncton.

Judge McLean told Shaw he was “flirting with disaster” when he combined drugs with violence, noting the numerous injuries and trauma sustained by the victim. McLean said two years in jail could have been the sentence for the accused. The judge warned Shaw any breach of his conditional sentence order would land him back behind bars.

Shaw was arrested and remanded to jail on June 26. He waived his bail until later. He appeared in provincial court in custody by video for a bail hearing on June 19 and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He was scheduled to return to court for plea on July 11 but was brought back into custody.

270 days in jail and house arrest for break-ins

Mitchell Sutthery, 37, of Arthurette, appeared in provincial court in custody for his sentencing on Nov. 21 after changing his plea to guilty on multiple charges laid by RCMP, including breaking into a local church. 

Sutthery was handed 270 days in jail or time served. He was released from custody and placed under six months of house arrest at a residence in Arthurette. The first three months will be served under full house arrest. The remaining three months will involve him following a curfew. 

Sutthery was also placed on 12 months of probation and ordered to register with the federal DNA database. A prohibition on firearms was also imposed. Sutthery had a limited prior criminal record. He had been in custody since May.

He pleaded guilty to breaking and entering at the St-Helen Anglican Church and damaging the church door on March 25 in Arthurette and guilty to assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and assaulting an on-duty police dog also on March 25. 

Crown Prosecutor Bronwyn Mooney said a caretaker spotted Sutthery and a female accomplice inside the church. When police arrived, they ran to the basement and then outside into the woods. The woman soon surrendered to police while a police dog was called to help apprehend Sutthery. He assaulted a police officer and the police dog while resisting arrest. Sutthery suffered a dog bite and was taken to hospital for treatment of his injury.

Sutthery also pleaded guilty to breaking and entering at a dwelling house on April 26 in Perth-Andover and guilty to breach of a release order by cutting off his ankle bracelet on May 18 in Perth Andover. The crown withdrew several other charges.

Defence Counsel Alex Carleton told the court Sutthery suffered from a six-year addiction to painkillers as the result of a snowmobile accident. The defence noted his client was now sober. He had strong family support and good insight into his issues. 

Before hearing his sentence, Sutthery told the court he got sober in jail, and it was the hardest thing he ever did.

“That’s the last fight I ever want to fight like that for sure,” Sutthery said, admitting he had a terrible drug addiction that trapped him and took everything from him.

Judge McLean warned Sutthery that if he breached his conditional sentence order, he would serve the rest of his sentence in jail.

Sutthery appeared in provincial court in custody by video on May 24 after being arrested on a warrant. On May 1, he appeared in court in custody for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He was arrested soon after and taken back into custody. On May 26, he waived his bail until a later date.

Back in custody on new charges

Jonathon Daniel Stockford, 35, of Hartland, appeared in provincial court in custody on Nov. 21 to answer new charges laid by RCMP. 

He was scheduled for sentencing the same day after changing his plea to guilty on other charges laid by RCMP and Woodstock Police. 

All matters were adjourned until Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Stockford waived his bail until later and will enter his plea on the new charges at his next court appearance. 

He was charged with breaking into the Sticks and Stones Storage facility on Burnham Road in Florenceville-Bristol, theft of tires and rims, possession of stolen property, and mischief causing damage to the storage facility following an incident on Nov. 14. 

The court heard more charges are being transferred from Saint John and Fredericton. Stockford intends to plead guilty to those charges at this next court appearance.

Stockford appeared in court in custody on Sept. 14 and pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching a release order and committing mischief by damaging an ankle bracelet for an incident on March 28 at Hartland. He was later released with conditions.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property (a motorcycle), breach of probation, and breaching his curfew for an incident on Oct. 12, 2022, in Woodstock; and guilty to theft, stemming from a separate incident on July 4, 2022, at the Atlantic Superstore in Woodstock.

Stockford was scheduled to appear in provincial court for plea in November but failed to appear after being arrested on other charges in Fredericton and Saint John. He had been in custody since April. 

Suspended sentence, restitution order for Benton man

Edward Hayes Jr., 27, of Benton, appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 for sentencing on a mischief charge for damaging a jail cell. He received a suspended sentence and was ordered to pay $690 in restitution. Hayes was also placed on probation for 12 months.

Hayes pleaded guilty to damaging the jail cell in Woodstock on June 17, 2022. The court heard he was now employed in the Christmas tree industry and would be able to pay for the damage. Hayes had a lengthy prior criminal record.

He also appeared in provincial court on Nov. 7 to face two new charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned for plea until Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

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

On Oct. 19, 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, 2024, 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. 

Awaiting verdict on seven charges

Zachary Benjamin Ivey, 24, of Dead Creek, will appear in provincial court on Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m. for a verdict following his trial on seven charges laid by RCMP. 

Ivey appeared for trial on Nov. 20. After a full day of testimony, Judge Scott A. Brittain reserved his decision. 

During the trial, crown testimony alleged Ivey pointed a firearm and uttered threats during a domestic dispute. Under cross-examination, Defence Counsel Alex Carleton suggested the allegations were false.

Ivey was charged with uttering threats at Pole Hill on Feb. 15, 2021; pointing a firearm at another person; possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace; possession of a firearm without a licence, careless use of a firearm, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats concerning another incident on Dec. 28, 2020, at Pole Hill. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Jan. 26, 2022.

Sentencing set for impaired driving

Kevin Frederick Coghlan, 60, of Upper Woodstock, appeared for trial in provincial court on Nov. 20 and changed his plea to guilty on an impaired driving charge. His sentencing date was set for Jan. 16, 2024, at 1:30 p.m.

Coghlan was charged by Woodstock Police following an incident on Aug. 5, 2022, in Woodstock. 

Facing three charges

Leah Driscoll, 42, of Tobique Narrows, will appear in provincial court on Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on three charges laid by RCMP.

Driscoll was charged with obstructing a police officer and two counts of willfully neglecting an animal (two dogs) concerning an incident on July 23 at Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation). She made her first court appearance on Nov. 21.

Plea adjourned on multiple charges

Aaron William Rowan, 47, of Bulls Creek, appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 for plea on multiple charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Rowan was released from custody with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle, when he appeared in provincial court on Oct. 5 for a decision on his bail. He is residing at a Woodstock residence under strict conditions.

Rowan was charged with possession of a firearm (a handgun) while prohibited, uttering threats, intimidation to obstruct the course of justice, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, possession of stolen property, and committing mischief, concerning an incident involving a female victim on Sept. 23 at Bulls Creek.

He appeared in court in custody on Sept. 26 and was remanded for a bail hearing. 

On Oct. 3, Rowan also faced a separate charge of assaulting another female victim on July 11 at Woodstock First Nation.

Rowan appeared in provincial court in custody in February for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle, but was taken back into custody.

Woodstock Police charged him with assault causing bodily harm to another man, assault with a weapon (a metal pipe), and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace. He was arrested following an incident on Jan. 10 at Capital Square in downtown Woodstock when a man suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized. He pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set for Jan. 5, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Rowan has a lengthy prior criminal record. He was also charged by Woodstock Police with possession of stolen property over $5,000 (a tractor owned by Green Diamond Equipment), stemming from an incident on Dec. 17, 2021, in Woodstock. He pleaded not guilty to the outstanding charges, and a trial date was rescheduled for May 22, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Warrant issued for Jacksonville man

The court issued an arrest warrant for Shayne Everett Cameron, 30, of Jacksonville, after he failed to appear in provincial court for plea on Nov. 21.

Cameron appeared in provincial court in custody on Nov. 8 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions. He was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court on Oct. 31. He was charged with breach of an undertaking on Sept. 28 and uttering threats and assaulting another man on Oct. 28 at Greenfield. He was also charged with breach of a no-contact order and obstructing police on Nov. 4 at Perth-Andover.

At an earlier court appearance, Cameron was also charged with assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats for incidents between Sept. 8 and Sept. 13 in Woodstock and possession of stolen property on April 11 in Woodstock. The matters were adjourned for plea until his next court appearance.

He also appeared in provincial court in September and pleaded not guilty to two other charges laid by RCMP. His trial date was set for July 4, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. A monitoring date was also scheduled for April 2, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Cameron was charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and possession of a firearm while prohibited concerning an incident on Jan. 24 at Juniper. He entered his not-guilty plea at a court appearance on Sept. 19.

Awaiting plea following lockdown at Tobique Valley High School

An 18-year-old from Plaster Rock will appear in provincial court on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. to answer charges related to a lockdown at Tobique Valley High School.

David Fleming appeared in court in custody following the incident and was released with conditions. RCMP charged him with three counts of uttering threats against three female victims on Nov. 2 at Plaster Rock.

As part of his release, Associate Chief Judge Brian C. McLean ordered him to stay away from Tobique Valley High School and the residences of the three complainants. He must have no contact with any of the complainants and cannot have firearms or weapons in his possession. 

On Tuesday, the court heard Fleming needed more time to secure legal counsel before making his plea.

Facing two sex charges

Edward Brennan McGraw, 28, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on two sex charges.

Woodstock Police charged McGraw with sexual assault and touching for a sexual purpose in connection with an incident on July 1, 2022, in Woodstock. He made a court appearance on Nov. 21 when the matter was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel.

Trial set for East Brighton man

Jordan Little, 30, of East Brighton, will appear for trial in provincial court on Aug. 29, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. after pleading not guilty to one charge laid by RCMP.

Little was charged with breach of an undertaking on Oct. 4 in East Brighton by failing to follow a curfew and possession of stolen property (a truck) for another incident on July 9 at East Brighton. 

He pleaded guilty to the breach charge and not guilty to possession of stolen goods during a court appearance on Nov. 14. Little will be sentenced for breaching the undertaking when he returns to court for trial.

Arrested and remanded for bail hearing

Braxton Denny, 23, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody via teleconference on Nov. 21 after being arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court in October. He was charged with breach of a release order and remanded for a bail hearing by video on Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m.

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 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.

Senior charged with sexual assault

Maurice Joseph Rossignol, 68, of no fixed address, will appear in provincial court on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on a charge of sexual assault.

Woodstock Police charged Rossignol in connection with an incident on Aug. 30 in Woodstock. He made his first court appearance on Nov. 14, when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Remanded following bail hearing

Curtis Brent Hatheway, 43, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody on Nov. 17 for his bail hearing. He was denied bail and returns to court in custody on Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. for monitoring about his upcoming trial.

At an earlier court appearance, Hatheway pleaded not guilty to all charges laid against him by Woodstock Police. Trial dates were set for Jan. 15, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. and Jan. 26, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. 

Woodstock Police charged Hatheway with assaulting a female victim, assault by choking, uttering threats and breach of a release order for an incident on Sept. 25 in Woodstock. The court heard he is also facing other separate charges in Moncton.

Hatheway appeared in provincial court in custody by video on July 6 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including house arrest and wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He was ordered to have no contact with the complainant and to attend court as required but was later brought back into custody.

Woodstock Police also charged Hatheway with assault involving a female victim, breach of probation, and breach of a release order stemming from an incident on June 22 in Woodstock. 

He was also charged by Woodstock Police with assault with a weapon (a shovel), assault involving a female victim, breach of a release order, and breach of probation following another incident on May 9 in Woodstock. Another charge of breach of curfew was also laid for an incident on May 17.

Facing new charge

Ashley Giberson, 33, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 to answer a new charge laid by Woodstock Police. She returns to court for plea on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Giberson was charged with breach of a release order by failing to follow a curfew between Sept. 1 and Nov. 9 in Woodstock. 

Giberson also appeared in court in custody in December and was released with conditions. RCMP charged her following an incident on Sept. 30, 2022, at the Cozy Cabins in Lower Woodstock. 

Trial set on impaired driving charge

Lisa Kinney, 54, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 and pleaded not guilty to an impaired driving charge laid by RCMP. 

Kinney was charged following an incident on June 25 near Woodstock First Nation. A trial date was set for Aug. 7, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Florenceville-Bristol man facing assault charge

Troy Keenan, 50, of Florenceville-Bristol, will appear in provincial court on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on an assault charge. He appeared in court on Nov. 21 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

RCMP charged Keenan with assaulting another man while threatening to use a weapon (a knife) in connection with an incident on July 1 at Florenceville-Bristol. 

Sentencing set on trafficking charges

Rhonda Perley, 55, and Jeffrey Phillips, 56, of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), both appeared in provincial court to answer 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, 2024, 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 returns to court for sentencing on Feb. 13, 2024, at 1:30 p.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.

Greenfield woman to stand trial

Tanya Tribe, 43, of Greenfield, appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 for monitoring about her trial. 

Tribe is scheduled to appear for trial on Jan. 17, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to three charges laid by RCMP. On Tuesday, the court heard she is still seeking legal counsel. A new monitoring date was set for Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

She was charged with two counts of criminal harassment in connection with incidents between Aug. 10 and Aug. 12, 2022, in Windsor, and on Sept. 12, 2022, in Florenceville-Bristol, and one count of uttering threats for another incident between Aug. 10 and Aug. 12, 2022, in Windsor. 

Plea adjourned on drug trafficking charges 

Keith Reid, 33, of Fredericton, appeared in provincial court in custody via teleconference on Nov. 21 to answer drug trafficking charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned for plea until Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

Reid appeared in provincial court in custody on Oct. 13 and was denied bail. He was charged by RCMP with possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a firearm (a shotgun) without a licence, and improper storage of a firearm in connection with an incident on Oct. 3 in Hartland. He also faces two counts of breaching a release order, including other matters in Fredericton.

A press release from the RCMP said the charges were laid after a vehicle was stopped in Woodstock, and the driver was arrested at the scene. A search of the individual led to the seizure of a quantity of crystal meth. A 19-year-old female passenger was also found in possession of meth pills and crystal meth and was released from custody until her court appearance. 

Police also executed a search warrant at a residence on Main Street in Hartland, where cocaine, crystal meth, meth pills, a loaded shotgun, shotgun shells, weapons and drug paraphernalia were found as part of the investigation.

Returning to court for plea

Maxwell Giberson, 29, of Florenceville-Bristol, appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 to answer a charge laid by Woodstock Police. The matter was adjourned for plea until Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. to allow him more time to secure legal counsel.

Giberson appeared in provincial court in custody on Oct. 24 and was released with conditions. He was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court on Oct. 5. He turned himself in to sheriffs at the Woodstock courthouse. Woodstock Police charged him with breach of probation. 

He was ordered to have no contact with the complainants without the authorization of Social Development and to attend court as required.

Perth Andover woman charged with fraud, forgery

Faith York, 23, of Perth-Andover, appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 to answer fraud and forgery charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned for plea until Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. to allow her defence counsel more time to review the disclosure.

York was charged with uttering forged documents (cheques) and defrauding a bank of $5,747 in connection with incidents at Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) between June 13, 2022, and July 4, 2022.

Plea delayed until December

Mitchell LaFrance of Perth-Andover appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 to answer several charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned for plea until Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. to allow him more time to secure legal counsel.

LaFrance appeared in court in custody on Oct. 5 for his bail hearing and was released with conditions. 

RCMP charged him with breaching an undertaking by failing to comply with a no-contact order in connection with an incident involving a female victim on Oct. 2 at East Brighton. He was also charged with uttering threats and criminal harassment for incidents between Aug. 28 and Sept. 25 concerning the same complainant.

Plea pending on new breach charge

Lacy McClendon of Florenceville-Bristol appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 to answer a new charge laid by RCMP. She returns to court for plea on Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

McClendon was charged with breaching a no-contact order for an incident on Nov. 4 at Perth-Andover. She also appeared in provincial court on Oct. 31 to answer another breach charge. The matter was also adjourned for plea until Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

McClendon appeared in provincial court in custody on Sept. 29 and was released with conditions. RCMP charged her with breach of an undertaking by violating a no-contact order concerning an incident on Sept. 28 in Lindsay.

Woodstock man to enter plea

Clifford Joseph Lozier, 61, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. to answer one charge laid by Woodstock Police.

Lozier was charged with uttering threats against another man following an incident on June 4 in Woodstock. He made a court appearance on Nov. 21 when the matter was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel. 

Arrest warrant issued

The court issued an arrest warrant for Alexander St. Peter, 26, of Arthurette, after he failed to appear in provincial court on Nov. 21

to answer a charge of impaired driving.

RCMP charged St. Peter in connection with an incident on July 29 at Bedell. He made his first court appearance on Oct. 24, when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Trial set for Woodstock woman 

Krista Lynn Turner, 43, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Nov. 21 to answer two new charges laid by Woodstock Police. The matter was adjourned for plea until Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. 

Turner appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Nov. 3. She was charged with assault and breach of a release order following an incident on Nov. 2 in Woodstock. She was released with conditions. Turner was ordered to stay away from a Grover Street residence and must have no contact with the male complainant.

She will also appear for trial in provincial court on April 8, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to two other charges laid by Woodstock Police. She entered her plea at a court appearance on June 13.

Turner was charged with assault with a weapon (shards of glass) and breach of an undertaking concerning incidents on April 29 and April 30 in Woodstock. She was ordered to report to the police weekly, attend court, stay away from a Grover Street residence, and have no contact with the complainant. 

Turner appeared in provincial court in custody by video on May 4 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions. She was taken back into custody this week.

Trial date set for Moncton man

Ryley Smith, 28, of Moncton, will appear in provincial court on Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. for further monitoring about his upcoming trial. He appeared in court on Nov. 21 via teleconference when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

RCMP charged Smith with assault with a weapon (a bottle), assault involving a female victim, breach of probation, and breach of an undertaking concerning an incident on July 25 in Lower Woodstock. He pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set for Feb. 16, 2024, at 9:30 p.m. 

Smith appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing on Aug. 8 and was released with conditions. As part of his release, Smith was ordered to report to the police weekly and have no contact with the complainant. He is residing at a residence in Salisbury.

In custody awaiting plea

Christian Mario Albert, 37, of Grand Falls, will appear in provincial court on Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. for plea on charges laid by RCMP.

Albert was charged with breaking into the Save Easy in Plaster Rock and breach of curfew following an incident on Sept. 10. He appeared in court in custody on Nov. 21 when the matter was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel. The court heard he was being held in custody on other cases in Edmundston.

Woodstock man to stand trial

William Paul McCarron, 51, of Woodstock, will appear for trial in provincial court on Sept. 18, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. after pleading not guilty to one charge laid by Woodstock Police.

McCarron was charged with uttering threats against a female victim in connection with an incident on Oct. 26, 2022, near Woodstock. Defence Counsel Peter Crocco entered the not-guilty plea on behalf of his client on Nov. 21.

Two Grand Falls women charged with drug trafficking

Two women from Grand Falls will appear in provincial court on Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. to answer multiple counts of drug trafficking.

Lori Guest and Amber Gaunce are each charged by RCMP with possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, nabilone, clonazepam, and magic mushrooms, all for the purpose of trafficking in connection with an incident on March 2 in Grand Falls. 

On Nov. 21, the matter was adjourned to the new date to confirm election and plea for both accused. Guest was assisted by her defence counsel via teleconference. The court heard she intends to elect trial by judge alone. 

Gaunce did not appear in court due to illness. A warrant is being held on file for Gaunce until both women return to court on Dec. 5.

Arrest warrant for Neqotkuk man 

An arrest warrant was issued for Nicholas Paul of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) after he failed to appear in provincial court on Nov. 21 for plea on multiple charges laid by RCMP. 

Paul was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, breach of probation and possession of a stolen credit card for an incident on Sept. 12 in Hartland; theft from a store in Carlingford on Aug. 30; 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 in Perth-Andover.

He appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Oct. 4 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including house arrest and wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. 

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 was set for April 26, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. He confirmed he has secured legal counsel for his trial.

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

Their not-guilty pleas were entered at a court appearance on March 21, and a trial date was set for Jan. 11, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Charged with mischief

Shelby Paul, 28, of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), will appear in provincial court on Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m. to answer a mischief charge.

Paul was charged by RCMP with mischief causing property damage to a door at the tribal council office at Neqotkuk on Aug. 23. She made her first court appearance on Nov. 21.

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