Keeping you up-to-date on local court proceedings.
Fined for assault
Two Wolfville men received a fine and probation after being found guilty of a Dec. 29, 2013 assault.
Christopher Ronnan Duncanson, 22, and Marcus Grant Davidson, 23, pleaded not guilty to the charge. They were found guilty of the offence following a trial held May 8 in Kentville provincial court.
In addition to their $260 fines, the pair were ordered to complete 12 months of non-reporting probation.
More fraud charges laid
An alleged serial fraudster will remain behind bars until his next court appearance next month.
Abraham Habash, 30, of South Scott’s Bay, has pleaded not guilty to 17 fraud-related charges laid between Jan. 28 to Feb. 11 in several Valley communities between Waterville and Avonport. He will be back in court June 17 for a pre-trial conference on these matters.
On the same date, Habash is also expected to enter pleas on more than 30 additional fraud charges related to incidents that took place in June and December 2013 and in January and February of this year.
He also faces charges of unlawful firearms possession, possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of prescription pills. He pleaded not guilty to 16 charges relating to unlawful firearm possession and to one count of possessing stolen property during a May 5 appearance in Kentville provincial court.
Habash pleaded guilty on Feb. 13 to one count of defrauding Happy Harry’s of a value not exceeding $5,000. This matter has been adjourned for sentencing.
Included in Habash’s court file are eight fraud charges that were laid in the London, Ontario area in 2013, which have been transferred to the Nova Scotia court system. In total, Habash is facing 64 charges.
A news release from the RCMP issued on Feb. 7 says the Kings District General Investigation Section arrested a Kings County man, Habash, at about 11 a.m. on Feb. 6 near his residence in Avonport.