Bail hearing planned; Cape Breton court report dated August 15, 2022

Bail hearing scheduled

Additional charges have now been brought against a man from north Sydney, including libelous defamation.
Lowell Fraser Geddes, 71, of Mosher Lane, is also charged with two counts of criminal molestation and one count of mischief, including making a threat, driving dangerously and dodging police.
The crimes are said to have occurred between August 8 and 12 in Sydney and Eskasoni.
The defendant was first arrested in Eskasoni on August 8 and charged with mischief and criminal harassment.

The mischief charge relates to Geddes sitting in the middle of the road blocking traffic in the community.
He is also said to have criminally molested community leader Leroy Denny. The exact nature of the harassment was not disclosed. The defamation charge also includes Denny.
Geddes was released on conditions that include having no contact with Denny and staying away from Eskasoni except for scheduled court dates.
Geddes is scheduled to appear in Eskasoni Provincial Court on October 18 to plead the two offences.
On August 12, Geddes was arrested by the Cape Breton Regional Police and charged with dangerous driving and dodging police.
Geddes was taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
He appeared briefly in court on Monday and was remanded in custody pending the outcome of a hearing.

Assigned plea date

A Sydney man facing traffic offenses has been assigned a plea appointment.
Sean Ryan Mombourquette, 25, is charged with two counts of unfit driving, two counts of denying a breathalyzer test request and two counts of mischief.
The crimes are said to have occurred on June 20 and 22 in Sydney.
Mombourquette is now scheduled to return to the provincial court on September 13 for a plea bargain.

Arrest warrant issued for accused

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Wagmatcook man charged with traffic offenses and weapons offences.
Coady James Isadore, 34, is charged with three counts of assault with a gun (pepper spray), three counts of mischief involving vandalism, two counts of assaulting police officers and a single theft, driving and carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a gun that was a disturbance of public peace, attempted robbery (relating to a vehicle), breaking and entering and refusing a breathalyser test.
The crimes are said to have occurred on May 21 in Grand Narrows.
Isadore was conditionally released, but the person who posted his bail has now paid it.
Isadore was released on conditions that included not having contact with four people, abstaining from alcohol and drugs, not appearing intoxicated in public and not sitting in the front seat of a vehicle.

Bail hearing scheduled

A bail hearing is now scheduled for a woman accused of kidnapping.
Terria Ann Lively, 42, of Beaver Bank, Halifax Regional Municipality, is charged with kidnapping in connection with an incident that occurred in Cape Breton in June.
In addition to the kidnapping charge, Lively also faces two counts of violating court orders for failing to keep Cape Breton away except for court appearances and for failing to comply with a curfew.
She is also facing charges in Dartmouth Provincial Court, where she faces four counts of making threats and one count of violating a court order, mischief and assault on a police officer.
Lively underwent two psychiatric examinations while in detention and is considered fit to stand trial. However, she has consistently refused to leave her cell and appear in court via video.
Lively is being held at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth and after refusing to attend a scheduled court hearing in Sydney (via video), the court ordered her to be taken to the Sydney Justice Center on Monday.
Lively appeared in court briefly in person on Monday and agreed to remain in custody pending the outcome of her bail hearing, now scheduled for August 19.

Defendant allegedly violated conditional sentence

An Eskasoni man who was given a suspended sentence in May is back behind bars after being charged with new offences.
Jamie Lee Christopher Poulette, 30, is charged with assault and violating a court order for not keeping the peace and not behaving properly.
The crimes are said to have happened on July 27 in Eskasoni.
Poulette was sentenced in May to an eight-month suspended sentence, which allows offenders to spend their time in the community instead of going to jail.
The verdict was handed down on two counts: violating a court order, assault with a weapon, resisting arrest, mischief and possession of a weapon in a manner that disturbs the public peace.
Poulette, who remains in custody, is now scheduled for a bail and revocation hearing on Wednesday.
Should the court overturn the conditional sentence, Poulette will serve the rest of the time in prison.

Date of conviction of a Victoria County man

A Victoria County man will be convicted in January after pleading guilty to two sex offenses.
Paul Martin MacDonald, 62, of St Anns, pleaded guilty to indecent assault and sexual assault.
The crimes occurred in Ironville between 1981 and 1985 and involve two victims.
MacDonald, who is continuing his conditional release, is now due to be sentenced on January 18.

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