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Court Docket, Feb. 21 to March 4

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• Marcus Richard Mearow (born 1997) was sentenced to 39 days jail for theft of a motor vehicle and time served for flight from police in Dawson Creek in March 2021. Mearow was sentenced to time served for theft of a motor vehicle in Chetwynd in March 2021. Mearow was fined $500, prohibited from driving for two years, and ordered to pay a $75 victim surcharge for driving while prohibited in Farmington in July 2020, and sentenced to time served for breaching release orders in Dawson Creek in March 2021. Mearow was sentenced to time served for possession of stolen property over $5000 and time served for dangerous driving in Baldonnel in February 2021. Mearow was sentenced to time served for possession of stolen property under $5000 and sentenced to time served, and given a mandatory lifetime firearms prohibition for possessing a firearm contrary to court order in Fort St. John in November 2020. Mearow was fined $500, prohibited from driving for two years, and ordered to pay a $75 victim surcharge for driving while prohibited in Fort Nelson in June 2020.

• Michael Leslie Sanche (born 1990) was given a 90-day conditional sentence with one year probation, given a mandatory lifetime firearms prohibition, and ordered to submit a DNA sample for assault committed in Dawson Creek in March 2021.

• Trenton Kelsey Amos Fox (born 1997) was sentenced to time served with 18 months probation for assaulting a peace officer in Fort St. John in May 2021. Fox was sentenced to time served on three counts of breaching release orders in Fort St. John in October 2021, July 2021, and February 2022.

• Cody J. Porter was given a suspended sentence with 14 months probation and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for assault causing bodily harm in Fort St. John.

• Eugene Kenneth Tsakoza (born 1976) was given a 60-day conditional sentence with one year probation and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for breaching release orders in Fort St. John in February and September 2021.

• Brittany Jane Knott (born 1985) was granted a conditional discharge with one year probation and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer in Moberly Lake in October 2020.

Notes on sentencing

Suspended sentence: The judge convicts the accused but suspends sentencing, and instead releases them on conditions set out in a probation order.

Conditional sentence: The judge gives the accused a jail term, but allows them to serve it in the community as long as they follow certain conditions. Often called house arrest.

Conditional discharge: Means the accused’s record won’t show a conviction if they meet conditions the judge sets out in a probation order.

Recognizance after allegation: An agreement to keep the peace and be of good behaviour when the court finds there are reasonable grounds that a person will commit an offence. 


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