Court Docket – Woman grabs baton from police officer

H.P. court docket
Aug. 28, 2017
Judge D.R. Shynkar

A High Prairie woman will spend almost another two weeks in jail for being aggressive with a peace officer and breaching probation.
Amy Lee Thunder, 35, was handed a global sentence of 20 days in jail for disarming a peace officer, mischief and property damage under $5,000 and two counts of breach of probation when she appeared in High Prairie provincial court Aug. 28.
“She was grabbing a peace officer and resisting arrest,” Judge D.R. Shynkar says.
“It’s a dangerous offence most likely to have an injury.”
Thunder was reported in High Prairie at Prairie River Manor on Aug. 23 when she broke a window and failed to leave when asked to, says Andre Arseneau, chief Crown prosecutor for the Slave Lake office.
“In the police cells, she grabbed the baton from the holster of the officer,” Arseneau says.
“The members had to carry her to the police car and she was screaming and yelling.”
Thunder was charged for two separate breaches of probation for failing to report to a probation officer.
She says she was on her way to a treatment centre in Calgary and her bus ticket was not available when she arrived at the bus depot, duty counsel Harry Jong says.
“She was distraught,” Jong says.
“She wants and needs to go to the treatment centre.”
Credited for serving nine days, she remains in custody for 11 days.

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Eva C. Nahachick, 30, of Atikameg, was fined $1,000, plus a $300 surcharge, for driving a vehicle a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content over 80 milligrams.
She recorded breath samples of 160 mg. after she was stopped in Atikimeg by High Prairie RCMP on July 27 around 6 a.m., the Crown says.
Police received a report of a vehicle on the road where the driver appeared to be impaired, he adds.
“It’s almost at a statutory aggravating level,” Shynkar says.
Nahachick was also suspended from driving for one year.
“She says she was drinking at a friend’s place and stayed longer and then drove home,” duty counsel Jong says.
The charge was the first on the criminal record for Nahachick, the Crown says.

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Timothy Jess Grey, 27, of Whitefish, was fined $100 each, plus a $15 surcharge, each for five counts for failing to appear in court.
Grey was also fined $345 for driving a motor vehicle while disqualified.
“Essentially, he stopped showing up in court,” the Crown says.
The situation of Grey was explained to court.
“He hasn’t had a legal licence for five years,” says duty counsel Jong.
“He didn’t show up in court, that’s been going on for three years.”
Grey had his licence suspended when he didn’t make child-support payments, Jong says.
“He says he has an alcohol problem and wants to get treatment.”
Grey appeared from the Edmonton Remand Centre on closed-circuit television.
Trenton Auger-Barber was sentenced to probation for nine months for possession of a controlled substance.
He was found in possession of two joints of marijuana when he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by Lakeshore Regional Police Service on Oct. 6, says federal Crown prosecutor Cameron McCoy.
It was the first offence on the criminal record for Auger-Barber, McCoy says.
The accused was pardoned for failing to appear in court for a trial.
“If you miss a trial, it usually means 30 days in jail,” Shynkar says.

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