June 28, 2017
Judge G.W. Paul
Ricky Andrew Loyie appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to three charges, including two counts of possessing stolen property, and one count of possessing a prohibited firearm. Defense attorney Bruce Maunder asked for sentencing to be adjourned until July 19th, which Judge Paul agreed to.
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Vincent Ross Loyie also appeared via closed circuit television from ERC and pled guilty to two charges, including one count of careless storage of a firearm and one count of being in possession of a prohibited firearm.
The court heard from Provincial Crown Attorney Petter Hurich that on April 30th, 2017, Loyie was subject to a routine traffic stop. Upon the stop, officers found a fully loaded Winchester 11 Air Powered Pistol in his backseat.
At the time of the offence, Hurich said that Loyie was still subject to a firearm prohibition stemming from a robbery conviction in 2003.
Judge Paul sentenced Loyie to 120 days for both charges.
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Beverly Yellowknee pled guilty to two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking. Hurich read the facts, which in his words were, on May 23rd 2017, Wabasca RCMP responded to a complaint and found Yellowknee, intoxicated, inside a residence. Officers said they saw Yellowknee drinking a ‘twisted tea’ beverage and that she smelt of booze, also noting that she actually admitted to them that she was indeed very intoxicated. After conducting a background check, Hurich told the court that officers realized Yellowknee was still on an 18-month probationary period and undertaking which prohibited her from consuming any alcohol or illicit drug.
“You refuse to deal with your substance abuse problem,” Judge Paul said to Yellowknee. “It is likely we will see you again if you don’t!”
Paul imposed a total fine of $780 and called for Yellowknee’s release.
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Tagan Okemow was ordered to pay $200 after pleading guilty to failing to appear in court on April 5th, 2017.