Kings County court report

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Guilty of assaults

Melissa Fay Holly Donnellan, 35, of Cambridge, appeared in Kentville provincial court Dec. 2 for sentencing on two counts of assault, laid Aug. 26. She entered guilty pleas to both and was given a term of six months probation and fined $57.50 for each charge.


Impaired driving

Joshua Wayne Reeves, 26, of Kentville, was fined $1,265 and banned from driving for one year during an appearance in Kentville provincial court Dec. 2. He had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of impaired driving, laid Sept. 13 in New Minas.


Fined for impairment

After entering a guilty plea to an Oct. 3 charge of impaired driving, Jeff Lynn Ward, 44, of North Alton, was handed a fine of $1,150 by the court and prohibited from driving for one year. He was sentenced in Kentville court Dec. 3.


Probation for breach

Ryan Matthew Rogers, 20, of West Dalhousie made an appearance in Kentville provincial court Dec. 4 for sentencing on a charge of breaching an undertaking. Rogers pleaded guilty to the charge, laid Mar. 9 in Greenwood, and was given a conditional discharge and six months probation by the court. He was also ordered to complete 15 hours of community service by June 3, 2014.


Impaired driving

Brian Arthur Taylor, 24, of Coldbrook, was back in Kentville provincial court Dec. 4 for sentencing on a Jan. 27 charge of impaired driving. Taylor pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in custody to be served on weekends and was also handed a six month probationary term. In a previous court appearance, Taylor was prohibited from driving for two years.


Property damage

During a Dec. 4 court appearance in Kentville, Steven Gerald Maynard, 21, of Kentville, was sentenced on charges of willfully damaging property and two counts of breach of an undertaking. All charges were laid Nov. 7, 2012, in New Minas. The court imposed a suspended sentence of 12 months probation on the mischief charge and an additional concurrent suspended sentence and 12 months of probation for the two breaches. Maynard was also ordered to pay restitution of $50 to the victim. 


Impaired driving

Michael Robert Dempsey was fined $1,000 and handed a one-year driving ban after pleading guilty to a charge of impaired driving in Kentville provincial court Dec. 5.  The charge was laid Jan. 13 in New Minas.

Geographic location: Kentville, New Minas, Kings Cambridge North Alton Greenwood Coldbrook

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