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Court Docket, Oct. 18 to 22

From Fort St. John and Dawson Creek provincial courts Oct. 18 to 22, 2021
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Fort St. John

• Austin David Travis McNolty (born 1988) was sentenced to 30 days jail, fined $20,000, and ordered to pay a $3000 victim surcharge for constructing a building/other works on Crown land without authorization in Hudson’s Hope in July 2020.

• Thomas Ray Gauthier (born 1994) was given a suspended sentence with 18 months probation for assault, committed in Fort St. John in December 2018.

• Adam Ward (born 1983) was fined $2000, given one year probation, and ordered to pay a $300 victim surcharge for driving without due care and attention in Fort St. John in April 2019.

• Michael Brian Foerderer (born 1985) was issued a 12-month $300 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to another person in Pineview in January 2020.

Dawson Creek

• Dale George Callahan (born 1957) was issued a 12-month $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to another person in Pouce Coupe in March 2021.

• Jared Frank Joseph Kraft (born 1974) was issued a 12-month $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to another person in Jackfish Lake in December 2020.

• Donald James Marsh (born 1951) was issued a six-month $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to another person in Pouce Coupe in December 2020.

• Noah Kevin Rowan (born 1994) was fined $500, given a one-year driving prohibition, and ordered to pay a $75 victim surcharge for driving while prohibited/licence suspended in Dawson Creek in November 2020.

Notes on sentencing

Suspended sentence: The judge convicts the accused but suspends sentencing, and instead releases them on conditions set out in a probation order.

Conditional sentence: The judge gives the accused a jail term, but allows them to serve it in the community as long as they follow certain conditions. Often called house arrest.

Conditional discharge: Means the accused’s record won’t show a conviction if they meet conditions the judge sets out in a probation order.

Recognizance after allegation: An agreement to keep the peace and be of good behaviour when the court finds there are reasonable grounds that a person will commit an offence. 


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