Court Docket: March 4 - 8

Sentences and fines handed out in Northeast B.C. courts for the week ending March 8, 2019.

Fort St John Law Courts

• Michael Alexander Sarjola (born 1979) was handed mandatory lifetime firearms ban and ordered to provide a DNA sample for assaulting a peace officer with a weapon. Sarjola was granted a 12-month conditional sentence including a 12-month probation order for possession of stolen property obtained by crime. Sarjola received a criminal driving ban for two years less a day for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

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• Danika Rose Payou (born 2000) was handed 16 months of probation with a suspended sentence for theft $5,000 or under. Payou received the same sentence for a charge of assault with the intent to resist arrest.

• John Robert Beattie (born 1970) was sentenced to 60 days in jail and handed a two-year criminal driving ban for operating a motor vehicle while disqualified.

• Shawn Philip Wood (born 1980) was handed six months of probation with a suspended sentence for possession of property obtained by crime.

• Rene Fischer (born 1992) was fined $800 and handed a two-year driving ban for driving with a suspended licence.

• Teresa Mary McPhee (born 1982) was fined $750 and handed a one-year driving ban for driving with a suspended licence.

Dawson Creek Law Courts

• Michael Troy Underhill (born 1967) was sentenced to 27 days in jail and handed a 24-month probation order for theft of a motor vehicle. Underhill was sentenced to 14 days in jail and handed a 24-month probation order for fleeing from the police. Underhill was fined $500, sentenced to 14 days in jail, and assessed a $75 victim surcharge for driving with a suspended licence. Underhill was fined $500, sentenced to six days in jail, and assessed another $75 victim surcharge for a second charge of driving with a suspended licence.

• Tasheena Leigh Ferguson (born 1996) was granted a 150-day conditional sentence that includes a 14-month probation order and an order to provide a DNA sample for possession of stolen property over $5,000. Ferguson was granted a 30-day conditional sentence with a 14-month probation order for failing to appear pursuant to a court order. Ferguson was granted a 30-day conditional sentence with a 14-month probation order for occupying a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

• Tyler Scott Hawick (born 1982) was given 18 months of probation, ordered to provide a DNA sample, and handed a five-year discretionary firearms ban for assaulting a peace officer. He received the same sentence for a charge of attempting to take the weapon of a peace officer.

• Ronald Howard Milligan (born 1978) was granted a conditional discharge with a 12-month probation order with for assault. 

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