Woodstock Provincial Court: Waterville woman sentenced to 60 days; drug trafficking charges laid against Woodstock woman

by | Jan 17, 2024

McSheffrey sentenced to 60 days in jail

Emily McSheffrey, 26, of Waterville, was sentenced on Jan. 12 to 60 days in jail after changing her plea to guilty on eight charges laid by RCMP.

She was also placed on 12 months of probation and ordered to register with the federal DNA database. She must pay a $2,000 fine for refusing a breathalyzer.

McSheffrey pleaded guilty to refusing a breathalyzer on Aug. 29, 2020, in Jacksonville; guilty to assaulting a police officer by biting him on the hand, resisting arrest, and fraudulent impersonation to avoid arrest on April 8, 2021, in Perth-Andover; guilty to mischief causing property damage to a vehicle, and assault with a weapon (a rock) involving a female victim in connection with an incident on Nov. 13, 2021, in Wicklow; guilty to uttering threats and assaulting a police officer on July 6, 2022, in Waterville; guilty to possession of a stolen side-by-side on Nov. 8, 2022, in Bath; guilty to assaulting a male complainant on Feb. 2, 2023, in Wicklow by punching and kicking him; guilty to uttering threats in a text message and breach of an undertaking on April 3, 2023, in Wicklow; and guilty to breach of an undertaking on July 7, 2023, at Wotstak (Woodstock First Nation).

RCMP also charged her with uttering threats involving a male complainant for an incident on May 12, 2023, at Florenceville-Bristol. She agreed to sign a 12-month peace bond, and that charge did not proceed. The accused had no prior criminal record.

Charged with drug trafficking

Dynielle Allison Demerchant, 28, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. for plea on two charges laid by Woodstock Police. 

Demerchant was charged 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. She appeared in court on Jan. 16 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Conditional sentence after lengthy custody

Brittany Francis, 34, of Neqotkuk, received a six-month conditional sentence of house arrest when she appeared in provincial court in custody for sentencing on Jan. 12. She was also placed on three months of probation and ordered to seek counselling for drug addiction.

Francis had been in custody since November. She pleaded guilty to breach of a release order and mischief causing damage to an ankle bracelet in connection with an incident on Sept. 20, 2023, at Neqotkuk; guilty to resisting arrest and committing mischief causing property damage in connection with a break-in at a church in Arthurette on March 25, 2023; guilty to three counts of breaching a release order on July 17, July 10 and June 21, 2023, at Neqotkuk; guilty to shoplifting at the Maliseet Gas Bar in Neqotkuk on June 30, 2022; and guilty to failing to appear in court on Oct. 11, 2023. The crown withdrew several other charges.

Francis appeared in court in custody on Nov. 8, 2023, and was denied bail. Multiple warrants were issued for her arrest after she failed to appear in court for sentencing on Sept. 16, 2023. She had a limited prior criminal record.

Bluebell man sentenced for meth possession

Stanley Holt, 59, of Bluebell, Victoria County, received a one-year conditional sentence and 12 months of probation when he appeared in provincial court on Jan. 11 for sentencing on a drug charge.

RCMP charged Holt with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of stolen property concerning a motor vehicle accident on Sept. 8, 2021, near Plaster Rock. He pleaded guilty to the lesser included offence of indictable possession of methamphetamine, and the second charge was withdrawn.

Holt had a dated prior criminal record. He must follow a curfew as part of his conditional sentence, and he was ordered to seek counselling for drug addiction. 

Three charged in counterfeit money incident

Victoria King, 22, of Sheffield, appeared in provincial court in custody on Jan. 10 for a bail hearing. She was remanded to jail and returns to court in custody for plea on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m.

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. 

Arrested and held in custody

Stephen Forsythe, 61, of Centreville, will appear in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing on Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m. on multiple charges laid by RCMP. 

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 following a court appearance on Jan. 10.

Plea adjourned on assault charge

Tiffany Perley, 50, of Neqotkuk, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on an assault charge.

RCMP charged Perley with assaulting another woman in the community following an incident on Oct. 14, 2023, at Neqotkuk. She made her first court appearance on Jan. 16 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Bail denied for Wapske man

Patrick Thomas Tatlock, 59, of Wapske, was denied bail and remanded to provincial jail when he appeared in provincial court in custody on Jan. 12 for a bail hearing. He returns to court in custody for plea on Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Tatlock 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 at Wapske. He appeared in court in custody on Dec. 13 after being arrested on multiple charges by RCMP. 

Tatlock was 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 in Wapske. Two other charges of altering a manufacturer’s serial number were also laid under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Florenceville-Bristol man remanded 

Jordan Ronald Broad, 29, of Florenceville-Bristol, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 10 and was remanded to jail following a bail hearing. He returns to court in custody for plea on Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

RCMP arrested and charged Broad with breach of an undertaking, assault with a weapon (a candleholder) and committing mischief causing property damage for an incident on Jan. 6 in Florenceville-Bristol.

He also appeared in provincial court on Dec. 19 and pleaded not guilty to three other charges laid by RCMP. His trial date was set for Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m.

Broad was charged with assault, uttering threats, and assault by choking involving a female victim, concerning an incident on Oct. 8, 2023, in Florenceville-Bristol. He was released on an undertaking until his trial but was taken back into custody on more charges.

Held in custody on three charges

John Long, 34, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody on Jan. 12 for a bail hearing on charges laid by Woodstock Police. He was remanded to jail and returns to court in custody for plea on Jan. 23 at 11 a.m.

Long was charged with two counts of breaching a release order and breach of probation concerning a Jan. 5 incident in Woodstock. 

The charges allege he violated electronic monitoring (ankle bracelet) and his house arrest related to charges in Saint John. He appeared in court in custody by video in Woodstock on Jan. 8 when a date for his bail hearing was set.

Sentencing adjourned for Plaster Rock man

Andrew Joseph St. Peter, 31, of Plaster Rock, appeared in provincial court in custody for sentencing on Jan. 9 after pleading guilty to three charges. His sentencing was adjourned until Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m.

St. Peter pleaded guilty to willful neglect of an animal and failing to provide medical attention to a dog, concerning incidents on Jan. 1-2, 2023, in Plaster Rock. The charges were laid under the SPCA Act. He also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of breach of a release order by failing to attend court in Woodstock on Aug. 22, 2023.

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. The court heard he was being sentenced on those matters on Oct. 12, 2023. St. Peter also has a trial in January regarding charges in Edmundston.

St. Peter 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). He 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. 

Newbridge man facing four charges

Nicholas Carl Manzer, 26, of Newbridge, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on four charges laid by RCMP.

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). He was scheduled for plea on Jan. 9 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

In custody on theft, assault charges

Douglas Thomas Defazio, 35, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 15 and pleaded not guilty to several charges. His trial dates were set for April 22 at 9:30 a.m. and April 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Defazio was charged by Woodstock Police with assault involving a female victim concerning an incident on Sept. 21, 2023, in Woodstock, theft from Atlantic Superstore on Oct. 4, 2022, theft from Kent Building Supplies on Oct. 25, 2022, and breach of an undertaking on Nov. 21, 2023. He was also charged with two counts of violating a release order and resisting arrest for another incident before Christmas and was remanded following a bail hearing.

Woodstock man to stand trial        

Myles Andrew Dymond, 49, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 16 and pleaded not guilty to several charges laid by Woodstock Police. His trial dates were set for Dec. 9 and Dec. 12-13 at 9:30 a.m.

Dymond is charged with breach of a no-contact order and breach of an emergency intervention order for an incident on Sept. 17-18, 2023, in Woodstock. On Dec. 5, 2023, he also faced a new charge of transmitting intimate images without consent.

Dymond first appeared in provincial court in custody on Aug. 28, 2023, and was released with conditions. He was charged with breach of an undertaking by failing to abide by a no-contact order following an incident on Aug. 26, 2023, in Woodstock.

On Sept. 19, 2023, he faced charges of assault on a female victim on March 26, 2023, at Bedell, uttering threats on June 18, 2023, in Woodstock, and breach of a no-contact order between Aug. 19 and Aug. 21, 2023, in Woodstock. 

Dymond was released on an undertaking to have no contact with the complainant. He was also prohibited from the use of firearms. 

Multiple trial dates for Woodstock woman

Brittany Priscilla King, 27, of Upper Woodstock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 15 and pleaded not guilty to charges laid by Woodstock Police. Her trial dates were set for April 24 at 9:30 a.m. and May 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Woodstock Police charged King with breach of a release order for an incident on Dec. 15 in Woodstock. She appeared in court in custody for a bail hearing on Dec. 21 and was remanded to jail.

King was also charged with three counts of assault, theft and breaking into a dwelling house for a recent incident in Woodstock. She appeared in provincial court in custody in November for a bail hearing and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to her ankle but returned to custody.

She is also scheduled to appear for trial in provincial court on March 25 at 9:30 a.m., and April 3 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to other charges laid by Woodstock Police. 

King was charged by Woodstock Police with possession of a stolen vehicle on Nov. 22, 2022, and failing to attend court on Feb. 21, 2023. She was also charged with assaulting a police officer, committing mischief, and resisting arrest for another incident on Nov. 7, 2022, in Woodstock. 

Perth-Andover man facing sex charges

Matthew Eric Hughes, 28, of Perth-Andover, will appear in provincial court on Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m. for monitoring about his trial on two sex charges laid by RCMP. He appeared in court in December when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Hughes was charged with touching a minor for a sexual purpose and invitation to touch for a sexual purpose, stemming from an incident on Oct. 20, 2015, near Perth-Andover. 

Neqotkuk pair back in court

Nicholas Paul of Neqotkuk appeared for trial in provincial court on Jan. 11 and changed his plea to guilty on two charges laid by RCMP. His sentencing date was set for April 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Nicholas Paul and Jennifer Paul 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. 

Jennifer Paul appeared in court in custody on Jan. 11 after being arrested on a new warrant from Edmundston. Her trial was adjourned until Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m.

Nicholas Paul will also return to court for plea on Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. on several other charges. 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. 1, 2023, in Perth Andover.

Paul was also charged with flight from police, breaking, entering, 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 at 9:30 a.m. He confirmed he has secured legal counsel for his 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. 

Trial set on three sex charges

Ryan Coles, 33, of Drumheller, Alberta, will appear for trial in provincial court on April 12 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to three sex charges laid by RCMP. He was scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 10 for monitoring when his trial date was confirmed.

Coles was charged with touching for a sexual purpose, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault in connection with an incident on Sept. 2, 2022, in Perth-Andover. 

Neqotkuk man to stand trial

Paul Sappier, 30, of Neqotkuk, will appear for trial in provincial court on Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. after pleading not guilty to several charges laid by RCMP.

Sappier was charged with impaired driving, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and flight from police in connection with an incident on June 2, 2023, at Neqotkuk. He entered his not-guilty plea at a court appearance on Jan. 16.

Jacksonville man charged with impaired driving

Gary Cougle, 42, of Jacksonville, will appear for trial in provincial court on Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to impaired driving.

RCMP charged Cougle following an incident near Grafton on Oct. 15, 2023. He entered his not-guilty plea at a court appearance on Jan. 9.

Returning for plea 

Owen Vose, 26, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on April 16 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on an assault charge.

Woodstock Police charged Vose with assaulting a female victim in connection with an incident on Nov. 18, 2023, in Woodstock. He made his first court appearance on Jan. 9 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Sentencing set for assault

Christopher Thomas O’Keefe, 26, of Fielding, appeared for trial in provincial court on Jan. 15 and changed his plea to guilty on an assault charge. His sentencing was set for Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m.

O’Keefe was charged by Woodstock Police with assault with a weapon (hot coffee) involving a female victim on July 27, 2023, in Woodstock. He pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of common assault.

Agreed to peace bond; more charges pending

Curtis Brent Hatheway, 43, of Woodstock, appeared for trial in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 15. He agreed to sign a peace bond and the trial did not proceed.

He was 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 an incident on May 9 in Woodstock. He pleaded not guilty.

Hatheway was also charged by Woodstock Police with assaulting a female victim, assault by choking, uttering threats and breach of a release order for an incident on Sept. 25, 2023, in Woodstock. 

Hatheway was also charged by Woodstock Police with assault involving a female victim, breach of probation, and breach of a release order, stemming from an incident on June 22, 2023, in Woodstock. Another charge of breach of curfew was also laid for an incident on May 17, 2023.

He pleaded not guilty to the remaining charges and a trial date was set for Jan. 26 at 9:30 a.m. 

Hatheway appeared in court in custody in November and was denied bail and remanded. He appeared in provincial court in custody by video in July for a bail hearing. He 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. The court heard he is also facing other separate charges in Moncton.

Perth-Andover woman charged with fraud, forgery

Faith York, 23, of Perth-Andover, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 16 to answer fraud and forgery charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned for plea until Feb. 2 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 concerning incidents at Neqotkuk between June 13, 2022, and July 4, 2022.

Greenfield man pleads not guilty 

Dustin Arthur Hawksley, 28, of Greenfield, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 16 for plea on numerous charges laid by RCMP. He pleaded not guilty on all counts and three trial dates were set. 

RCMP charged Hawksley with breach of a release order by violating electronic monitoring (ankle bracelet), escaping lawful custody, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest in connection with an incident on Dec. 6 at Greenfield. His trial was set for March 13 at 9:30 a.m.

The charges allege Hawksley removed his ankle bracelet, and when under arrest, he allegedly punched a police officer in the face, kicked police while they were loading him into a vehicle, and tried to make his escape.

Hawksley was also charged by RCMP with break and enter at a dwelling house, two counts of assault on a female victim, and assault with a weapon (a plate) in connection with an incident on July 2, 2023, at Bloomfield. His trial date was set for Aug. 28.

Woodstock Police also charged him with assaulting a female, assault by choking and breach of an undertaking for another incident on Aug. 5, 2023, in Woodstock. His trial date was set for Sept. 16.

Hawksley appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing in September and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He was also placed under house arrest at a residence in Greenfield but was brought back into custody in December. 

On Dec. 20, he appeared in court in custody for a bail hearing and was remanded to jail.

Ready to stand trial

Braeden Paul Thornton, 28, of Hartland, will appear for trial in provincial court on Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. after pleading not guilty to charges laid by Woodstock Police. He appeared in court on Jan. 16 for monitoring and confirmed he will be ready to proceed to trial.

Thornton was charged with assault by choking involving a female victim and breach of probation concerning an incident on Nov. 29, 2023, in Woodstock. He appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing on Dec. 20 and was released with conditions.

Returning to court for plea

Benjamin Watson, 40, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on four charges laid by Woodstock Police.

Woodstock Police charged Watson with assault with a weapon (a cell phone), assault involving a female victim, breach of a peace bond and breach of probation concerning an incident on Dec. 16 in Woodstock. 

He appeared in provincial court in custody on Dec. 22 for a bail hearing and was released with conditions. He returned to court for a plea on Jan. 16, when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Denied bail, awaiting plea

Steven Frank Powers, 59, of Plaster Rock, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 16 for plea on two charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned for plea to Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the request of his defence counsel.

RCMP charged Powers with possession of methamphetamine and breach of probation for an incident on Dec. 17 in Plaster Rock. He appeared in court in custody for a bail hearing on Dec. 21 and was remanded.

Neqotkuk man to enter plea

Garrison Cane Perley, 33, of Neqotkuk, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on three charges laid by RCMP.

Perley was charged with assault involving a female victim, assault by choking, and assault with a weapon (a knife) in connection with an incident on Oct. 14, 2023, near Perth-Andover. He appeared in court on Jan. 16 when the matter was adjourned to allow him more time to secure legal counsel.

Trial scheduled on drug trafficking charges 

Keith Reid, 33, of Fredericton, appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Jan. 16 and pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges laid by RCMP. Trial dates were set for June 3 and June 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Reid appeared in provincial court in custody in October 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, 2023, in Hartland. He also faces two counts of breaching a release order that includes other matters in Fredericton. He pleaded not guilty on all counts.

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.

Perth Andover man facing four charges

Lane Leo Lewis, 23, of Perth-Andover, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on four charges laid by RCMP. 

Lewis was charged with assault while carrying a weapon (a machete and two BB guns), assault, and two counts of possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence in connection with an incident on Oct. 4, 2023, near Perth-Andover. The charges involve a female victim. 

Lewis made a court appearance on Jan. 16 when the matter was adjourned to the new date at the request of his defence counsel.

Woodstock man facing multiple charges

Braxton Denny, 24, of Woodstock, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 16 to answer multiple charges for different alleged events. He pleaded not guilty on all counts.

Denny was charged with possession of stolen property on July 23, 2023, flight from police on July 22, 2023, and two counts of failing to appear in court on Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, 2023. A trial date was set for Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m.

Denny appeared in provincial court in custody for a bail hearing in December and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. He was arrested on a warrant and charged with breach of a release order.

He was also charged with breaking into a dwelling house and committing mischief concerning an incident on Feb. 18, 2023, in Woodstock; 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. a trial date was set for Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Trial pending on drug charge

Bronwyn Barbara Thomas, 23, of Bloomfield, appeared in provincial court on Jan. 16 for further monitoring about her trial on a drug charge.

RCMP charged Thomas with attempting to possess methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking in connection with an incident on March 2, 2022, near Centreville. She pleaded not guilty and trial dates were set for May 2-3 at 9:30 a.m. A pre-trial conference was also scheduled for Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m.

Plea adjourned, warrant on file

Martina Crouse, 32, of Rosedale, was scheduled to appear in provincial court on Jan. 16 for plea on firearm charges laid by RCMP. The matter was adjourned until Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the request of her defence counsel.

RCMP charged Crouse with possession of a firearm without a licence (a rifle), improper storage of a gun, 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 and an order to attend court. She did not appear in court on Jan. 16 so a warrant is being held on file until her next court date.

New charge laid for Gladwyn man

Billy Joe Pelletier, 37, of Gladwyn, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m. for plea on an impaired driving charge. 

Pelletier was charged by RCMP in connection with an incident on Nov. 9, 2023, in Rowena. He made a court appearance on Jan. 16 when the matter was adjourned for a plea to the new date.

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. at the request of his defence counsel.

Charged with assault

Patrick Robert Rattray, 29, of Woodstock, will appear in provincial court on Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. for plea to an assault charge.

Woodstock Police charged Rattray with assault involving a female victim concerning an incident on Sept. 7, 2023, in Woodstock. He made a court appearance on Jan. 16 when the matter was adjourned to the new date.

Not guilty plea on charges of kidnapping, pointing a firearm 

Ryan Michael Fitzherbert, 28, of Woodstock appeared in provincial court on Jan. 16 and pleaded not guilty to multiple charges laid by RCMP. He returns to court on Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. to set a date for his trial.

Fitzherbert and Jeffrey Richard Bull, 45, of Newburg, are each charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement, and multiple firearm offences following an incident involving a female victim on Oct. 15, 2023, in Pembroke.

Bull appeared in provincial court in custody by video on Nov. 14, 2023, and pleaded not guilty to all 14 charges laid against him by RCMP. His trial date was set for Feb. 22-23 at 9:30 a.m. He was denied bail.

Fitzherbert appeared in custody by video for his bail hearing on Oct. 20, 2023, and was released with conditions, including wearing an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle. 

Bull was charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement, pointing a firearm at another person, assault while threatening to use a weapon, possession of a firearm (a shotgun) for the purpose of committing an offence, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a firearm while prohibited, flight from police, dangerous driving, resisting arrest, careless use of a gun, being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a firearm, and breach of probation. He was remanded and ordered to have no contact with the complainant or his co-accused. 

Fitzherbert was charged with kidnapping while using a firearm, unlawful confinement, possession of a firearm without a licence, unauthorized possession of a firearm, being an occupant of a vehicle knowing it carried a gun, breach of probation, and breach of a release order. 

Fitzherbert is also scheduled to appear for trial in provincial court on June 17 at 9:30 a.m. after pleading not guilty to other separate charges. 

He was charged by RCMP with improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, and possession of a prohibited weapon (a switchblade knife) in connection with an incident on Dec. 10, 2021, in Jacksonville. He will also stand trial at the Court of King’s Bench on April 15-17 on drug trafficking charges.

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