Intoxicated man with gun sent to jail for two weeks

After appearing in Stettler Provincial Court last Thursday, a Stettler man was jailed for being heavily intoxicated

COURT REPORT – After appearing in Stettler Provincial Court last Thursday, a Stettler man was jailed for being heavily intoxicated with a loaded rifle, while another was prohibited from driving for several months for excessively speeding.

Lewis Earl Regan, 24, was sentenced to 14 days in Red Deer Remand Centre concurrently for one count of careless use of a firearm and failing to comply with his probation.

Court heard that Regan loaded his father’s gun, ready to shoot a specific person who he believed was planning to come to the home where he was located.

“The aggravating fact was that it took place while he was on probation,” said Judge Gordon Deck, who prohibited the accused from firearms and alcohol for three years.

“This is no way to deal with a person potentially coming to your home.”

Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson said it was fortunate that the worst-case scenario didn’t happen.

“There was a real and present danger to other people,” McPherson said.

Meanwhile, Tyler Robert Halseth, 20, was fined $750 for driving 138 kilometres an hour in an 80-km zone on a gravel secondary highway near Red Willow in August, while he was also suspended from driving for 60 days.

“Speed that high, with his driving record, is a back record,” McPherson said.

In other court proceedings last week:

— Preston L. Davies, 19, was fined $500 for growing marijuana in his apartment, where four plants were discovered, along with one in his garage, on Oct. 11.

— Alyssa Cregg was fined $250 for causing a disturbance by fighting in contravention of the Village of Alix bylaw, and another $172 for detrimental activity for a disturbance in a bar.

— Michael Carl Campbell, 55, was fined $172 for causing a disturbance in a Big Valley bar.

— Jasmine E. Bourgoin, 19, was placed on probation for two years for one count of assault causing bodily harm when she hit another person on the head with a glass beer bottle and caused “much bleeding” on June 6.

She was also ordered to complete 50 hours of community service, along with stipulations to abstain from alcohol and firearms, stay away from alcohol premises, and take counselling and treatment for anger management.

— Charles Lavern Pooley was given a two-year common-law peace bond for one count of assault after court was told he struck his wife while he was “very drunk.”

Pooley was also ordered to keep the peace and prohibited from using alcohol and firearms.

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