Sentences from provincial court in Prince George, March 27 to April 9, for offences committed in Fort St. John and Fort Nelson:
Fort St. John
• Douglas Verne Goodings (born 1971) was sentenced to 465 days in jail, handed a mandatory lifetime firearms ban, and ordered to provide a DNA sample for robbery, committed in Fort St. John in April 2018. Goodings was also found guilty of disguising his face with intent to commit offence, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and breach of undertaking, with no jail time issued. Goodings was further found guilty and sentenced to zero days for breaking and entering, fleeing from police, and assaulting a peace officer.
• Ashiek Edward Bell (born 1981) was issued a one-year probation order and ordered to provide a DNA sample for uttering threats and mischief to property over $5,000, committed in Fort St. John in May 2019. Bell was also found guilty and sentenced to zero days for possessing weapon for dangerous purpose in Fort St. John in December 2019.
• Jared Benjamin Anton (born 1991) was handed a 12-month probation order for assault with a weapon,committed in Fort St. John in November 2019. Anton was also found guilty and sentenced to zero days for breaching probation.
• Jason Matthew Farquhar (born 1990) was sentenced to a single day in jail and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for possession of a firearm contrary to court order, committed in Fort St. John in January 2020. The firearm was forfeited.
• Marcus Richard Mearow (born 1997) was sentenced to seven days in jail for assault with a weaponcommitted in Fort Nelson in February 2020, and breaching a release order, committed in Fort Nelson in March 2020.
• Brandon Starling Needlay (born 1988) was issued a 12-month probation order for assault, committed in Fort Nelson in February 2019, and sentenced to nine days jail for breach of undertaking, committed in Fort Nelson in November 2019.
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