July Court Report

| July 31, 2015

gavel_courtThe Alberta Justice Court convened on Monday, July 27 at the Fox Creek Provincial Court. Judge J. A. Watson, presided. Scheduled to appear were 56 adults, who were facing 131 charges.

Three adults were scheduled for trial; there were seven prisoners and two youth matters.  Four warrants were issued, 15 matters were quashed, 23 charges were withdrawn and of the 42 traffic tickets; 28 were for speeding.



25 year old Sean Tollett from Whitecourt pled guilty to careless driving and driving with no insurance. He had a single vehicle rollover on Kaybob Drive on April 12, 2014. Judge Watson ordered a $2875 fine for no insurance and $1000 fine for careless driving. He was granted until April 30th, 2016 to pay.

37 year old Dominic Beaver from Slave Lake entered a guilty plea to a possession of stolen property charge. He stole a Toyota Tundra from a machine shed and then abandoned the vehicle three days later. Judge Watson granted him time served for 90 days in custody.

40 year old Jason Hare of Fox Creek was ordered 30 days for a mischief to property charge, 30 days for a careless use and storage of a firearm charge, plus fined $750 for possession for purpose of trafficking and $250 for possession of substance. Hare currently spent 35 days in custody and was granted time served.

On April 25, RCMP received a complaint of Hare wandering and kicking doors, exiting the emergency doors and setting off the alarms at the Grizzly Hotel.

On Feb. 20th, RCMP conducted a search warrant at Hare’s residence, finding a loaded 308, pills and marijuana. The Crown Prosecutor described the incident as “drug addicted foolishness.”

28 year old Zachary Delisle from Edson was facing over 30 charges. Judge Watson ordered a total of $5750 in fines; for driving a motor vehicle with an unauthorized license, operating a motor vehicle with no insurance, failure to comply with conditions and unauthorized possession of a firearm. He was also served 120 days in custody on all, less credit 82 days served and a 10 year firearm prohibition.

22 year old Michael Downey was fined $200 for resisting a peace officer, $100 for failure to comply with conditions and $150 for causing a disturbance at the Grizzly Tavern.

Marlene Hickey was convicted in absence a $402 fine for a careless driving charge.

Brandon Zwicker pled guilty to driving a motor vehicle with no insurance and displaying an unauthorized license. He was fined $2875 and $310. Judge Watson granted him until Dec. 31 to pay.

39 year old Vicki Filewich of Lloydminster was ordered an eight month conditional sentence order, 12 months probation and a $600 fine facing a fraud charge, arson charge and public mischief charge. She attempted to claim insurance from a burned vehicle.



Peace Bonds & Probation

Joseph Siega entered into a 12 month peace bond facing an assault charge.

41 year old Connie Wilson entered into a 12 month peace bond facing an assault charge, was served a $1000 fine for failure or refusal to provide a breath sample and was prohibited her driver’s license for one year, facing an impaired driving charge.

26 year old Jamie Scott from Grande Prairie was served 18 months probation facing an assault charge.


First Appearance

On June 30th, Alberta RCMP have laid charges against one man in relation to the murder of a man, age 37, of LaCrete, Alta. and woman, age 50, of Red Deer, Alta. at a work camp located approximately 50 kms outside of Fox Creek.

Daniel Goodridge, age 28, of Edmonton, has been charged with:

  • First Degree Murder – Section 235(1) CC
  • Second Degree Murder – Section 235(1) CC
  • Interfere with Human Remains – Section 182(b) CC
  • Assault with a Weapon (Civilian) – Section 267(a) CC
  • Assault with a Weapon (Civilian) – Section 267(a) CC
  • Assault with a Weapon (Police Officer) – Section 267(a) CC

Goodridge appeared in Fox Creek Provincial Court on July 27th. He stood before the Judge and was ordered physiological assessment testing at the Alberta Mental Hospital before proceeding.

His serious matters will reappear at the Aug. 24th court date in Fox Creek, in which Goodridge does not have to be present.  “Rather then transfer him, his charges can appear without him” said the Crown Prosecutor.

The next Provincial Court date in Fox Creek is August 24th.

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