Court Docket – Man ‘punches’ ticket to extended jail term

H.P. court docket
May 9, 2016
Judge D.R. Shynkar

A High Prairie man will spend a few more weeks in jail after hitting a woman in the face.

Mazin Mohammud Zallum, 38, was sentenced to an additional 25 days when he appeared in High Prairie provincial court May 9.

Zallum was sentenced to 30 days each for assault and for failing to appear in court.

He was credited with 35 days served before appearing in court.

Court heard that Zallum hit a female in a residence.

“Mr. Zallum punched her twice in the face and she suffered bruising on the nose and leg,” said Hadyn Shook, Crown prosecutor.

The two were involved in an argument, said lawyer Harry Jong.

Since he missed a trial appearance, Zallum received the mandatory sentence of 30 days jail.

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Brendan A. Laboucan, 27, of Atikameg, was sentenced to probation for nine months for three counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.

Court heard that Laboucan breached orders twice to have no contact with two females, and one for being intoxicated.

Laboucan was yelling at one of the women as she was by the gravesite of a loved one at a cemetery. He was with the other woman.

“No-contact breach is severe,” Crown prosecutor Hadyn Shook said.

Since the incident, Laboucan is eager to turn his ways to be positive.

“I want my life to change,” Laboucan told court from the Peace River Correctional Centre. “I want treatment first; it’s for my family.”

Authorities agreed.

“You need to have a sobriety plan,” said Judge D.R. Shynkar.

Duty counsel Harry Jong said Laboucan admits that alcohol is a chronic problem.

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A 41-year-old Sucker Creek man, Clayton Colin Badger, was sentenced to probation for six months on seven charges, many relating to alcohol.

“It’s absolutely clear, your trouble is drinking,” said Judge D.R. Shynkar.

Badger pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with an undertaking, three counts of failing to appear in court and one count of mischief to property.

“He says he wants to do something about his drinking; he has a problem with alcohol,” said lawyer Harry Jong.

Badger was intoxicated at the Sports Palace, resulting in the mischief charge.

Regarding the breach charges, he was intoxicated on three incidents at Smitty’s with a bottle of vodka, slouched over in the lobby at ATB Financial, and on a downtown street, court heard.

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Trevor Lyle Giroux, 40, was fined $600 plus a $180 victim fine surcharge for breach of probation after failing to complete 70 hours of community service.

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Jeffery Joseph Bur- back was fined $310 each on charges of failing to hold a valid driver’s licence and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

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Jacob C. McVey, 18, of High Prairie was fined $400 plus a $120 surcharge for failing to comply with conditions when he arrived home impaired with an intoxicant.

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Steven W. Court- wright was fined $500 for failing to possess daily logs for a commercial transport truck.

He was hauling carnival equipment to Slave Lake last July when he was stopped by police who discovered he had some days missing.

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Tyler James Willier was fined $345 for driving a vehicle while suspended.

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Charles E. Carifelle was fined $115 for unlawful consumption of alcohol.

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Yvonne E. Andrews was fined $50 for having a dog with no licence under the Town of High Prairie dog bylaw.

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