Kings County court report: April 15

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Kentville Justice Centre

Impaired drivers

Paul Roy Atwell, 56, of Black Rock, was fined $1,150 and handed a one-year driving ban during a March 31 appearance in Kentville provincial court.

Atwell pleaded guilty to a charge of impaired driving, laid June 10, 2013, in Black Rock.  During the same appearance, Atwell also entered a guilty plea to unlawful storage of a firearm and was fined $230 by the court.

Meanwhile, during a March 31 appearance in Kentville provincial court, Germaine John Cromwell of Upper Clements, Annapolis County, was fined $1,150 and $230 on Sept. 2, 2012 charges of impaired driving and mischief, both laid in Greenwood. He also received a one-year driving prohibition on the impaired charge and an additional fine of $230 for pleading guilty to failing to appear in court as directed on Oct. 29, 2012.

Taylor William Reid, 21, of Forest Hill, Kings County was levied a fine of $1,300 and prohibited from driving for one year after pleading guilty to a charge of impaired driving, laid Feb. 8 in Cambridge. He appeared in court for sentencing March 31.

 

Failure to comply

Ross James Whitney, 31, Somerset, will spend 30 days in custody after failing to comply with the condition of a court-ordered recognizance. Whitney pleaded guilty to the March 29 offense, laid in Somerset, during an appearance in Kentville provincial court March 31. The court also imposed a $13 fine on Whitney.

Jail time

A Grand Pré man was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to four drug-related charges.

Lamont Stanley Levy, 39, was facing separate charges of unlawful possession of hydromorphone, morphine, hashish and methadone, all laid Sept. 18, 2013 in Wolfville.

The court also imposed a 12-year firearms ban on Levy and ordered him to submit an order for secondary DNA.

 

Fines, suspended sentences, probation, restitution

Desiree Jerrica Dawn Smith, 22, Wilmot, pleaded guilty to charges of failing to attend court, failing to comply with an undertaking and stealing property from Atlantic Superstore late last year. She was sentenced on the matters April 10.

Smith also pleaded guilty to charges of using a forged document and fraud on April 10.

Judge Claudine MacDonald sentenced Smith to 18 months probation on the five charges and suspended sentences on the charges of failing to comply with an undertaking and stealing from the Superstore, including 10 hours of community service work on the undertaking charge and restitution of $71.05 to the Superstore.

Smith was fined $39 on the charges of using a forged document, fraud and failing to attend court. She was sentenced to 10 hours of community service work for failing to attend court.

She was also handed a $600 standalone restitution order to the benefit of the victim in relation to the charge of using a forged document and a $100 restitution order to the benefit of the victim in relation to the fraud charge.

Smith committed the offences in North Kingston on July 2, Kingston on Sept. 18, Kentville on Nov. 13 and Dec. 9 and Greenwood on Nov. 15, 2013.

Fined for drug possession

Devon Richard Dalton, 25, of Hall’s Harbour, has been fined for unlawfully possessing marijuana.

Dalton was originally charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking but pleaded guilty to an amended charge of possession on April 7. Judge Claudine MacDonald fined Dalton a total of $390.

Dalton committed the offence in Coldbrook on Feb. 17.

Meanwhile, Paul Dean Junior McNutt, 30, of Bishopville, has been fined for unlawfully possessing marijuana.

McNutt and Corin April Carpenter, 19, Bishopville, were originally charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking but the charge was amended to possession on Feb. 10. McNutt pleaded guilty to the amended charge on April 7. MacDonald fined him a total of $345. The charge against Carpenter was withdrawn on April 7.

McNutt committed the offence in Bishopville on Sept. 12, 2013.

 

Geographic location: Kentville, Kings, Black Rock Greenwood Somerset Annapolis County Forest Hill Cambridge Grand Pré Bishopville Wolfville North Kingston Kingston Coldbrook

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