H.P. court docket
Jan. 22, 2018
Judge D.R. Shynkar
A young man will serve just over one month in jail after punching his mother.
Vernon Wayne Laboucan, 30, of Wabasca, was sentenced to 40 days in jail after pleading guilty to assault when appearing in High Prairie provincial court Jan. 22.
“He got angry and he punched his mother in the face and caused her nose to bleed,” Crown prosecutor Petter Hurich told court.
Laboucan was at a residence in High Prairie when the incident occurred.
Laboucan was credited for 20 days served, currently in Peace River Correctional Centre.
“It’s not the first time you got angry and assaulted someone,” Judge D.R. Shynkar said during sentencing.
“Family violence is difficult for the family.”
Laboucan is remorseful for what he did, siad duty counsel Harry Jong.
“He did try to phone his mother to apologize to her.”
Laboucan said he was totally intoxicated during the incident and wants to conquer his addiction.
“I want to change my life,” Laboucan said as he appeared on CCTV.
“I want to get treatment for alcohol; I know I have a problem.”
After he is released, Laboucan will serve probation for nine months. Part of the order includes he take treatment for alcohol and anger.
“Work on a sobriety plan,” Judge Shynkar said.
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Mark David Gladue, of Slave Lake, was sentenced to 75 days, with credit for 29 days served, after pleading guilty to assault with a weapon.
Court heard he was intoxicated with a female in an Atikameg home on Dec. 23 when the two of them began to argue, court heard.
Gladue had a dinner knife in his hand when she fell to the ground.
“He grabbed her by the throat and applied pressure,” Crown prosecutor Petter Hurich said.
“He has a history of assaulting her, abusing her,” he added.
Both have been involved in an on-again, off-again relationship, lawyer Harry Jong said.
“The both took out a dinner knife and waved them back and forth,” he told court.
“They were both upset with each other.”
Gladue is remorseful for what he did.
“I’m sick of drinking, I want to straighten my life,” said Gladue, who appeared in court from the Edmonton Remand Centre on CCTV.
“It’s gone too far.”
After he is released from jail, Gladue will serve probation for nine months.
“You have to work at how to stay sober,” said Judge Shynkar.
Gladue was ordered to take treatment for alcohol during time on probation.
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Robbie L. Letendre, 33, of Slave Lake, was sentenced to five days in jail, with full credit for time served, after pleading guilty to mischief with damage under $5,000.
He broke a door to an apartment unit in Slave Lake on Jan. 18, court heard.
“The door was kicked in,” Crown prosecutor Petter Hurich told court.
While inside, he also phoned 911 because he wanted to turn himself in.
Letendre was intoxicated and was seeking warmth because it was cold outside, said duty counsel Harry Jong.
“He went to a vacant apartment building and slept.”
Hurich noted Letendre has a criminal record of similar crimes.
“Petty property crimes have been a problem for Mr. Lentendre,” he told Judge Shynkar.