Kings County court report: March 6

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Kentville Justice Centre

Breathalyser offence

Morris Leslie King, 70, Hants Border, has been fined for having the care or control of a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.

King pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 7, 2013. The matter was adjourned to Feb. 26 allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing. MacDonald fined King a total of $1,650, sentenced him to 18 months probation and imposed a two-year driving prohibition order against him.

King committed the offence in Hants Border on July 9, 2013.

 

Possession of stolen property

 

Francis Mark Young, 34, North Kentville, will serve time in custody for five counts of possessing stolen property and for failing to comply with probation.

Young pleaded not guilty to the charges on Feb. 3. The matters were adjourned to Feb. 19 for trial and Young was remanded in custody. Judge Alan Tufts found Young guilty of the six charges following the trial and sentencing. Feb. 26, Tufts sentenced Young to nine months in custody and two years of probation on the six charges. Young was given credit for 34 days spent in remand, so he will serve another 239 days to complete the nine-month sentence.

Young committed the offences in North Kentville Jan. 21. He is facing an additional charge of possessing stolen property valued at less than $5,000 in North Kentville on Jan. 12. This matter has been adjourned to March 13 for plea.

Following his trial, Young was found not guilty on charges of break enter and theft; one count of possessing stolen property valued at less than $5,000, prowling at night and trafficking a stolen credit card. A judicial stay was entered on four counts of stealing property from individuals valued at less than $5,000.

 

Intermittent custody

 

Arthur Henry Corbin, 33, Wolfville has been sentenced to time in custody for various offences, including assault causing bodily harm; uttering a threat to cause bodily harm to a peace officer, resisting a peace officer engaged in the execution of his duty and two counts of failing to comply with probation.

Corbin pleaded not guilty to charges of assault causing bodily harm, two counts of uttering a death threat and failing to comply with probation on April 22, 2013. The matters were adjourned to Nov. 25 for trial. Evidence was heard and an exhibit entered. Corbin was found guilty on the charges of assault causing bodily harm and failing to comply with probation. He was found not guilty of the other two charges. The matters were adjourned to Feb. 27 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing. Corbin committed the offences in Wolfville on Dec. 30, 2012.

Corbin pleaded not guilty to two counts of uttering a threat to cause bodily harm to a peace officer, resisting a peace officer, assaulting a peace officer, failing to comply with probation and unlawfully possessing marijuana on April 22, 2013. The matters were adjourned to Nov. 19 for trial. No evidence was offered on the charge of marijuana possession and Corbin changed his pleas to guilty on one count of uttering a threat to cause bodily harm to a peace officer, resisting a peace officer and failing to comply with probation. The matters were adjourned for sentencing. Corbin committed the offences in Wolfville on March 28, 2013.

On Feb. 27, MacDonald sentenced Corbin to a total of 90 days of intermittent custody on the five counts, to be served on weekends. He has been sentenced to probation during the period of intermittent custody. The court granted a DNA order and imposed a 10-year firearm prohibition order against Corbin on the assault causing bodily harm charge. The remaining two charges against Corbin were withdrawn.

 

 

Conditional discharge for possessing stolen property, using forged document

Debra Ann Viner, 58, Greenwood, has been handed a conditional discharge with probation and a standalone restitution order for possessing stolen property valued at less than $5,000 and, knowing that a document was forged, using it as if it were genuine.

Viner pleaded not guilty to the charges on Sept. 9, 2013. The matters were adjourned to Feb. 19 for trial. Exhibits were entered and the matters were put over until Feb. 26 for a decision. MacDonald found Viner guilty on both counts. Viner was handed a conditional discharge with nine months of probation and a standalone restitution order for $1,000, payable to the victim.

Viner committed the offences in Greenwood on Feb. 20, 2013.

 

Probation, fine for possessing stolen property

Ryan Nicholas Oliver, 30, Granville Ferry, has been sentenced to probation and fined for possessing stolen property valued at less than $5,000.

Oliver pleaded not guilty to the charge on Jan. 29. The matter was adjourned for trial but Oliver, who wasn’t present but was represented by attorney Philip Star, changed his plea to guilty on Feb. 27. Oliver was sentenced to one year of probation and was fined a total of $1,725.

Oliver committed the offence in Steam Mill on July 9, 2013.

 

Willfully damaged property

 

Nathan James Steven Lowe, 25, Kingston, has been sentenced to probation for willfully damaging the property of Dooly’s to a value not exceeding $5,000.

Lowe pleaded guilty to the charge on Feb. 24. MacDonald sentenced Lowe to eight months of non-reporting probation, fined him $65 and ordered him to pay $359.95 in restitution to Dooly’s.

Lowe committed the offence in Greenwood on Jan. 1.

 

Undertaking offence

Carson Lee Bezanson, 30, Kentville, has been fined for failing to comply with his undertaking.

Bezanson pleaded guilty to the charge on Feb. 24 and MacDonald fined him $520.

Bezanson committed the offence in Kentville on Jan. 8.

Conditional discharge for possessing stolen property, using forged document

Debra Ann Viner, 58, Greenwood, has been handed a conditional discharge with probation and a standalone restitution order for possessing stolen property valued at less than $5,000 and, knowing that a document was forged, using it as if it were genuine.

Viner pleaded not guilty to the charges on Sept. 9, 2013. The matters were adjourned to Feb. 19 for trial. Exhibits were entered and the matters were put over until Feb. 26 for a decision. MacDonald found Viner guilty on both counts. Viner was handed a conditional discharge with nine months of probation and a standalone restitution order for $1,000, payable to the victim.

Viner committed the offences in Greenwood on Feb. 20, 2013.

 

Probation, fine for  possessing stolen property

Ryan Nicholas Oliver, 30, Granville Ferry, has been sentenced to probation and fined for possessing stolen property valued at less than $5,000.

Oliver pleaded not guilty to the charge on Jan. 29. The matter was adjourned for trial but Oliver, who wasn’t present but was represented by attorney Philip Star, changed his plea to guilty on Feb. 27. Oliver was sentenced to one year of probation and was fined a total of $1,725.

Oliver committed the offence in Steam Mill on July 9, 2013.

Geographic location: North Kentville, Kings, Wolfville Greenwood Granville Ferry Steam Mill Kentville

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