Peace Region court docket: March 13-17

A summary of what went on in Peace Region courts for the week ending March 17. There were no cases up for sentencing in Hudson’s Hope. 

Fort St John Law Courts

• Dwight Chase Nelson (born 1976) was ordered to provide a DNA sample, given a 12-month jail sentence, handed a lifetime mandatory firearms ban, and assessed a $200 victim surcharge for one count of trafficking in controlled substances. Nelson was ordered to provide an additional DNA sample, given a second 12-month jail sentence, handed a lifetime firearms ban, and assessed a $200 victim surcharge for three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Nelson was further ordered to provide a DNA sample, given a 30-month jail sentence, handed a lifetime firearms ban, and assessed a $200 victim surcharge for two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. 

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Fort Nelson Law Courts

• Preston Allen Burke (born 1981) was given a zero-day jail sentence, and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count of breach of probation order. Burke was also given zero days in jail, and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for one count of theft $5,000 or under. 

• Eric Gemme (born 1971) was given a suspended sentence with a one-year probation order, and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for three counts of theft $5,000 or under. Gemme received an additional suspended sentence with a one-year probation order, and assessed a $100 victim surcharge for two counts of mischief $5,000 or under. 

• Shane Frank Mahon (born 1983) was given a conditional discharge, handed a one-year probation order, and assessed $100 victim surcharge for one count of criminal harassment. 

• Aaron Jeremy Bertrand (born 1987) was fined $500, handed a one-year driving ban, and assessed $75 for one count of driving with a suspended licence. 

• Chad William Wheeler (born 1994) was fined $500, handed a one-year driving ban, and assessed a $75 victim surcharge for one count of driving with a suspended licence. 

— Tom Summer

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