July a busy month in Stettler court

An argument in July that resulted in a smashed windshield has earned 47-year-old Christopher Colford a $1,000 fine.

An argument in July that resulted in a smashed windshield has earned 47-year-old Christopher Colford a $1,000 fine.

Colford appeared in Alberta Provincial Court in Stettler to answer to a charge of assault and mischief in the July 7 incident, which happened in Mirror.

The court heard that Bashaw RCMP were called after a resident complained about Colford driving around his home in an “erratic behaviour.”

The complainant and Colford got into an argument, during which Colford smashed the windshield of the complainant’s vehicle.

This was Colford’s first appearance, and he pleaded guilty.

 

Brayden Elliott’s case appeared before the court for the third time. Accused of assault, both the Crown and defence came to an agreement to help the man avoid time in jail. The incident that prompted the court case happened on March 28.

Elliott was released on a $1,050 peace bond and has to avoid contact with the individuals involved in the assault case, as well as adhere to a set of conditions, for the next 12 months.

On April 3, RCMP arrested Cody Larson and charged him with possession of a controlled substance – in his case, marijuana and MDMA (ecstasy). This was his second appearance before the courts, but Larson declined to enter a plea as he hadn’t received full disclosure on his charges from the Crown.