September 13, 2017
Judge G.W. Paul
Carson Laboucan appeared in court and pled guilty to six charges, including one count of assault, three counts of breaching conditions, and two counts of failing to appear in court.
Provincial crown attorney André Arseneau said a female complainant reported the assault at the Desmarais RCMP detachment on June 6th, 2015. According to her, Laboucan attacked her after she arrived home from work while he was quite intoxicated.
She said Laboucan was angry because of what happened the night before, when she admitted to having a relationship with a man during a truth or dare sort of game.
This didn’t sit well with Laboucan and when she started to walk in from her vehicle, he grabbed her hand, pulled her hair and ‘back-handed’ her.
The court heard that Laboucan was put on conditions to abstain from alcohol as a result from the attack, however on Oct. 23, 2015 police found him intoxicated and as such breaching his release conditions.
Laboucan was arrested most recently on Sept 9th, 2017 for the same reason; officers responded to a complaint of a drunken individual and found Laboucan walking in the middle of a road, barely able to stand up.
As for his failing to appear in court charges, the crown said it’s fairly straight forward – Laboucan was supposed to attend for a docket appearance and simply didn’t show up.
Judge Paul credited Laboucan for his time served and imposed a total fine of $1,300.
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Amanda Fae Rau appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to four charges, including one count of using a forged document and three counts of failing to appear in court.
The court heard that Rau got caught attempting to cash a company cheque (not belonging to her) back in 2015 at a local convenience store in Slave Lake.
The clerk (acting under suspicion) contacted the company, spoke with the owner and found out that the $600 was indeed not signed by him.
Rau had several court appearances resulting from this and she didn’t show up for three of them. Judge Paul credited Rau for her time served behind bars at ERC and ordered for her release, but not before giving her a stern warning.
“Stay out of trouble!” he said.