Kings County court report Feb. 18

Published on February 18, 2014
Kentville Justice Centre

Charges dismissed

Charges laid against a Wilmot woman for allegedly attempting to defraud Kings West MLA Leo Glavine were dismissed during a Jan. 28 court appearance.

Wendy Gail Tooker, 41, was charged in May 2013 with attempting to obtain money from Glavine of a value not exceeding $5,000 by false pretense. She entered a not guilty plea Sept. 23.  The charges were dropped before the trial began.


Mixed decision in Kingston home invasion case

Kaz Henry Cox, 34, and Shawn Christopher Smith, 35, both of Berwick, were found not guilty during a trial held Feb. 4 in Kentville provincial court. The duo were facing charges of break and enter, theft and assault connected to an alleged home invasion in Kingston in June 2013. They entered not guilty pleas in June and July 2013, respectively.

On Feb. 4, a co-accused, Phillip Wayne Clayton, 40, also of Berwick, was found guilty on the charge of assault. He returns to court March 31 for sentencing.


Impaired driving

In Kentville provincial court Feb. 3, Robert Wayne Wentzell, 37, of Canning, was levied fines of $1,430 and $130 respectively after pleading guilty to charges of refusing a breathalyzer test by a police officer and mischief, both laid Nov. 30, 2013 at Old Baxter Mill Road, Kings County.

The court also imposed a one-year driving prohibition on Wentzell.



Edward Foley, 60, of New Minas, was ordered by the court to submit to one day in custody, deemed served, during a Feb. 4 appearance in Kentville provincial court.

Foley pleaded guilty to assault, resisting arrest and two counts of breaching a no-contact order. The charges stemmed from incidents that occurred in New Minas between Jan. 19 and 26 and on Jan. 28.

The court also ordered Foley to complete a 12-month period of probation.


Jail time

David Charles Zinck, 36, of Kentville, appeared in Kentville provincial court Feb. 5 for sentencing on May 1, 2013 charges of assault and breach of probation, laid in Harbourville.

He was also facing an additional breach of probation charge, laid Feb. 24, 2013.

Zinck pleaded guilty to all charges and was ordered to serve 21 days in custody, which he can serve intermittently on weekends. He was also ordered to submit to a DNA order and attend probation during his sentence and for one year after.