The Court Report: September 27 edition

by Keith Corcoran

Assault with a weapon. A Queens County man admitted to two charges of assault with a weapon. Kyle Joseph Anthony, 24, of Brooklyn was charged following incidents that occurred in Liverpool on July 21. The incidents involved Anthony running his truck into another person's truck and then later smashing the window of the truck with a baseball bat. It was noted that Anthony did not have a record and was co-operative with police. A joint recommendation from the crown and defence was presented to judge Cathy Benton who gave Anthony a conditional discharge and sentenced him to 12 months probation with clauses not to possess a weapon and to seek anger management counselling. Anthony must also pay a $200 fine by May 9, 2018. He was sentenced in Bridgewater on September 19.

Used a forged document. A White Point man avoids a criminal record when he completes a year of probation after admitting to forging signatures on applications for volunteer firefighter licence plates. Bryan Michael Richardson, 65, thought he was entitled to the plates since his achieving lifetime recognition honours, his lawyer explained. Police were contacted last year after it was learned Richardson, who hadn't been a member of the Hubbards volunteer fire department since 2005 and was ineligible for the plates, signed fire chiefs names to the documentation. Richardson, who pleaded guilty to uttering a forged document, was granted a conditional discharge. He must also pay $1,000 in restitution. He was sentenced September 20.

Drug case goes to preliminary hearing. A Chester area pair charged in connection with a June search allegedly yielding the discovery cocaine, firearms and cash are testing the allegations against them at a preliminary hearing next year. Lisa Ann Rhyno and William Harold Rhyno, both 47 and residents of Marriotts Cove, are each charged with one count of possession for the purposes of trafficking. They elected to have their cases heard in Supreme Court with judge and jury. A preliminary hearing, which is scheduled for April, determines whether there's enough evidence to warrant a trial. Law enforcement searched a Marriotts Cove property June 14 and seized guns, money and drugs. Specific numbers of each were not released.

Public indecency. A 27-year-old man was handed a four month conditional sentence in Bridgewater Provincial Court after being convicted of breaching probation and public indecency. In May, Brandon John Blinn was spotted masturbating near the pool at the Best Western in Cookville. RCMP attended the scene after a guest told management at the hotel. Blinn is under house arrest at his home in Digby County where he is living under the care of relatives. A DNA order was issued as well. Blinn must stay away from places where children under 16 may be present. He is also not allowed to be within 50 metres of the Best Western in Cookville. He was sentenced September 19.

Over the limit. A Chester man admitted to failing the breathalyser after police conducted a traffic stop this summer on the vehicle he was driving. Jonathan Leroy Savory, 38, registered readings of 160 and 150 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood after the July traffic stop in the Blockhouse area. The legal limit for a fully licenced driver is 80. Savory was fined $1,300 and banned from driving in Canada for one year. He was also placed on a year of probation. Savory was sentenced September 20.

Intermittent sentence. A 21 year old Conquerall Mills man is serving intermittent time in jail following his admission to three charges attached to unrelated incidents. Lucas Corey Greek recently accepted responsibility to charges of assault, driving while disqualified and breaching a recognizance. He'll serve 40 days in jail on weekends. He's also prohibited from driving in Canada for a two-year period. Greek was sentenced September 19.

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