Kentville Justice Centre
By Kirk Starratt
A Kingston man has been sentenced to time deemed served and probation for carrying a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence.
Corey Ryan Graves, 27, elected provincial court and pled not guilty to the charge on July 15. He also pled not guilty on July 15 to charges of attempting to steal money from two individuals while armed with an offensive weapon; possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking; and threatening to use a weapon in committing an assault on two individuals. A charge of failing to comply with probation was withdrawn July 10.
The court set a trial date for Sept. 25. However, during his appearance in Kentville Provincial Court on Sept. 25, Graves changed his plea to guilty on the charge of carrying a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence. Judge Alan Tufts sentenced Graves to one day in custody, deemed served, and 12 months of probation.
The court also granted a forfeiture order for a weapon seized as part of a police investigation. The other charges against Graves were dismissed.
According to a news release from the RCMP, Graves was arrested in Kingston on July 6 at 2:25 a.m. after allegedly fleeing the scene of a robbery in progress. Using a dog team, police recovered a knife in the area.
Kings RCMP later arrested two other people, a 28-year-old Aylesford woman and a 33-year-old Meadowvale, Annapolis County, man, in relation to the incident. Both were released after being charged with trafficking cocaine and were scheduled to appear in court at a later date.