Bashaw father sentenced for threat

A Bashaw father was sentenced in provincial court last week for making death threats to a child- intervention social worker.

A Bashaw father was sentenced in provincial court last week for making death threats to a child- intervention social worker.

Jay Robert Jones, 43, was fined $500 and placed on probation for 12 months by Judge Gordon Deck in Stettler Provincial Court last Thursday.

“What concerns me is that he said counselling hasn’t helped him and it’s a waste of time,” Judge Deck said after he read the presentence report on Jones.

The accused, however, changed his mind in responding to the judge last week in court.

“I am willing to continue with counselling,” Jones said.

During his probation, Jones is required to take counselling and treatment to deal with his anger, and he’s prohibited from possessing firearms and other weapons for five years.

The court also learned from his lawyer that Jones has been participating in psycho-therapy for two years.

Among others sentenced last week were:

— Joshua Harry Wilson was fined $270 for failing to report damage to the owner in a motor-vehicle collision after the vehicle struck two concrete poles owned by the Town of Stettler last July 12, and $115 for failing to appear in court.

Although damage was estimated between $500 and $1,000, the town didn’t request restitution, court learned.

— Stephen J. Lachance, 24, of Stettler was fined $200 for possession of a controlled substance when police found 26 grams of marijuana in his vehicle on March 3, and fined $115 for failing to appear in court.

Stettler provincial court report