Stettler man facing charges of assault, death threats asks court to return his rifle

Stettler man facing charges of assault, death threats asks court to return his rifle

Walstrom tells court he needs firearm to shoot cattle

The following cases were heard before Judge J. A. Glass in Stettler provincial court Nov. 8:

• Greg Allan Walstrom asked the court Nov. 8 to return his firearms to him. He said he needed it to shoot cattle.

Walstrom made the Nov. 8 court appearance on assault charges stemming from Bashaw RCMP.

He was told to speak with the court clerk. Crown prosecutor Bruce Ritter declined to comment on whether or not the court would return Walstrom’s firearms. Walstrom is also charged by Stettler RCMP with two counts of threatening to cause death and failing to comply with conditions.

• Michael Allan Richter appeared via CCTV from Edmonton Remand Centre. He pleaded guilty to 27 charges including break and enter (not a dwelling), kill/main/wound an animal, theft of a vehicle, theft over $5,000, mischief to property, dangerous driving, evading police, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm and possess a prohibited firearm.

A one-day trial is set for April 28.

• Gordon Adelord Masse pleaded guilty to threatening to cause death, mischief to property, uttering threats to cause bodily harm and assault.

Judge Glass ordered a pre-sentence report on Masse before he is sentenced Feb. 28.

• Douglas Wayne Slemp is set to reappear Nov. 22. He is charged with assault, possession of a controlled substance, failing to comply with an undertaking, possession of stolen property, shoplifting, threats to cause death, theft under $5,000 and breaching conditions.

• Tessa Victoria Smith appeared via CCTV from Edmonton Remand Centre. She asked the court if she could appear in person in Stettler provincial court Nov. 22. She is charged with 20 counts of possession of stolen property, taking a vehicle without permission, failing to appear in court, breach of probation, failing to comply with conditions, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, possession of break-in tools, possession of a dangerous weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon, failing to comply with conditions, possession of stolen property, breach of conditions, use or traffic in narcotics and fraud under $5,000.

• Brett Jarrod Rasmussen reserved his plea and election on how he wants to be tried on charges of housebreaking with intent, possession of stolen property, breach of conditions, driving with no insurance and driving while disqualified. He reappears Dec. 13.

• A warrant to hold was issued for a man charged with sexual assault and assault, who can’t be identified by a court-ordered ban on publication. He failed to appear in court. A trial is set for March 28 and 29.

• Jordan Earl Cronk reserved his plea until Dec. 13. He is charged with assault, threats to cause death, mischief/damage to property, dangerous driving and failing to hold a valid driver’s license.

• Kyle Earl Harstad appeared in person in the prisoner’s box. He pleaded guilty to obstruction/resisting a police officer. He was given 10 days in jail.

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