August Court Report

| August 25, 2015

gavel_courtThe Alberta Justice Court convened on Monday, August 24th at the Fox Creek Provincial Court. Judge J. A. Watson, presided. Scheduled to appear were 36 adults, who were facing 86 charges.

Five adults were scheduled for trial; there were no prisoners and no youth matters. Two warrants were issued, 9 matters were quashed, 12 charges were withdrawn and of the 32 traffic tickets; 16 were for speeding.


Jason Kuit pled guilty and was convicted of two of five charges; careless use/storage of a firearm and possession of a firearm charge. The Crown Prosecutor was seeking a $800 fine and three year firearm ban, however Judge Watson granted Kuit two $250 fines, granting him until Oct. 31/2015 to pay, plus a 18 month firearm prohibition. His other charges were withdrawn.

Kuit’s charges were a result of a firearm being discharged from a vehicle in Fox Creek on Sept. 28, 2014. The charges were:  Unsafe Storage of Firearms, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition without a License/Registration and Child Endangerment.

Kuit’s Defense Lawyer said he has taken steps to better understand gun safety; he accepts full responsibility and understands how lucky he was that nothing terrible happened.

Kelly Singmaster was served a $413 fine for 50 kms over the speed limit and granted until Nov. 30/2015 to pay.

Terry-Valladares was convicted in absence a $233 speeding fine and a warrant was issued for his other charge, failure to produce registration.

Troy Spiker was convicted in absence an $89 fine for speeding.

Robert Shoemaker was convicted in absence a $233 fine for speeding.

Driver’s License Prohibited 2 Years

40 year old Warren Rovensky from Red Deer, pled guilty for impaired driving and was served a 60 day conditional sentence order, 10 months’ probation and ordered a two year driving prohibition.


Ryan Christie’s defense lawyer entered a not guilty plea and a trial date was set for March 29th, 2016. Christie remains in custody in British Columbia on other matters.

Daniel Goodridge’s serious matters were granted over to the next court date, Sept. 28th.  A request extension was granted as the Crown Prosecutor explained the Alberta Hospital has not yet started the NCR aspect – not due to the doctors, but because the defendant is not engaging.

NCR is the Psychiatric Intensive Care, Northern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Services, which provides assessment and treatment ordered by the courts or under the Alberta Mental Health Act.


BackgroundOn 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.



The next Provincial Court date in Fox Creek is September 28th.


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