Court Report: May 15th to 19th

Below are the latest sentences handed out from the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Provincial Courts from May 15th to 19th.

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Below are the latest sentences handed out from the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Provincial Courts from May 15th to 19th.

Fort St. John Provincial Court, May 15th sentencing:

Donald Brian Kasza (born 1969)

Kasza was found guilty of driving while prohibited or with his license suspended, failing to appear under an appearance notice and failing to appear on a recognizance or undertaking. The incidents occurred in Merritt and Lower Nicola B.C. between 2016 and 2019. He was given fines totalling $1,075, including a victim surcharge for helping victims of a crime and a one-year prohibition from driving.

Michael Maass (born 1988)

Maass was found guilty of causing fear of injury or damage to a person or property for an incident in Wonowon on January 26th, 2021. He was given a 12-month, $0 recognizance after the allegation. He will be given conditions to follow by the court.

Jesse Michael James Stead (born 1988)

Stead was found guilty of breaching his probation order on January 25th, 2023, in Fort St. John. He was given an additional one-year probation order and a suspended sentence, which is like a conditional discharge in that the accused is given conditions to follow. According to Court Services, he was found guilty of multiple counts of sexual assault in Fernie and Surrey, B.C., that occurred from 2018 to 2020.

Fort St. John Provincial Court, May 16th sentencing:

Ernest Michael Jr Baldrey (born 1990)

Baldrey was found guilty of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm for an incident in Taylor on November 12th, 2022. He was also found guilty of mischief of $5,000 or under for an incident in Taylor on September 13th, 2022. Baldrey was found guilty of breaching his probation order in Fort St. John on September 19th, 2022. He was given an 18-month probation order and a suspended sentence. 

Robbie ALee Stevenson (born 1971)

Stevenson was found guilty of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm for an incident on July 25th, 2022, in Fort St. John. He was given a two-year probation order and a conditional discharge, which means the record won’t show a conviction if a person meets the conditions the judge sets.

Genine Lynne Wilkinson (born 1977)

Wilkinson was found guilty of causing fear of injury or damage to a person or property for an incident in Fort St. John on June 12th, 2022. Wilkinson was sentenced to a 12-month, $500 recognizance after the allegation. If she breaks the conditions laid out by the court, he must pay the $500.

Fort St. John Provincial Court, May 17th sentencing:

Nora Jean Guno (born 1976)

Guno was found guilty of false pretence under $5,000 for an incident on October 2nd, 2019, in Fort St. John. Guno was given an 18-month probation order and a conditional discharge.

Fort St. John Provincial Court, May 18th sentencing:

Sean Arthur Stubbs (born 1989)

Stubbs was found guilty of fraud of $5,000 or under for an incident in Prince George in April 2021. He was sentenced to a 6-month conditional sentence, but after he breached the conditions laid out by the courts, he was ordered to spend the remainder of his sentence in jail.

Dawson Creek Provincial Court, May 18th sentencing:

John William Junior Ominayak (born 1989)

Ominayak was found guilty of assault with a weapon for an incident on August 8th, 2021, in Dawson Creek. He was ordered to report for DNA sample collection, spent 52 days in jail, and was given an 18-month probation order and a ten-year firearm prohibition.

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