Court Docket, Dec. 12 to 16
Judgments and fines from Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson Provincial Courts
• Tyler Joshua Drapeau (born 1988) was sentenced to 317 days in prison with 18 months probation, a 10-year mandatory firearms ban, producing a DNA sample, and placed on the National Sex Offender Registry for 20 years for committing sexual touching at Fort St John in June 2021 .
• Theodore James Patrick Capot Blanc (born 1992) was sentenced to 74 days in prison with two years probation, a life mandatory firearms ban, and producing a DNA sample for aggravated assault at Fort Nelson in June 2022.
• Preston Ramsey Pouce Coupe (born 1992) was sentenced in July 2022 at Fort St. John to a charge of assault with a gun and a 12-month suspended sentence for violating release orders.
• Keith Dale Turrell (born 1985) was sentenced to served time and 18 months probation in July 2022 at Dawson Creek for making threats to cause death or personal injury. Turrell was sentenced to one served time and one in August 2022 at Fort St. John Sentenced to 18 months’ probation for willfully defying or obstructing a peace officer and violating the terms of his probation.
• Kenneth Roy Gilmore (born 1956) received a suspended sentence and was sentenced to 30 days in prison in October 2019 in Fort St. John for possession for the purpose of human trafficking.
• Daniel John Querin (born 1974) was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 191 days in prison and 12 months probation, a three-year criminal driving ban and production of a DNA test for dangerous driving; Suspended 191 days in prison and 12 months probation for possession of a firearm without a license or registration; Suspended 191 days in prison and 12 months probation for fleeing police; was sentenced to a 12-month suspended sentence for driving on disqualification and a 12-month suspended sentence for violating probation, all of which were committed in August 2022 at Dawson Creek. Querin was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 191 days in prison and 12 months probation, and ordered to submit a DNA sample for possession of $5,000 stolen property; Suspended 191 days in prison and 12 months probation for dangerous driving; received a suspended sentence of 191 days in prison and 12 months probation for driving with disqualification under the Criminal Code; and sentenced to a suspended sentence of 191 days in prison and 12 months probation for willful defiance or obstruction of a peace officer, all committed in August 2022 in Pouce Coupe. Querin was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 191 days in prison and 12 months of probation for running from police to served time and a $500 fine for driving during the ban and to served time with 12 months of probation for violating probation in Dawson Creek sentenced in June 2022. Querin was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 12 months in November 2021 for a parole violation at Dawson Creek.
• Brandon William Toop (born 1996) was sentenced in March 2021 at Fort St. John to a six-month suspended sentence, a mandatory lifetime gun ban, production of a DNA sample, and a $200 victim’s surcharge for possession for human trafficking.
• Cody James English (born 1992) was fined $2500 with a one-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay a $375 victim surcharge for driving at Fort St. John without adequate consideration in July 2022.
• Ryan Patrick Beaulieu (born 1985) was sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence with a mandatory gun ban for life and ordered to submit a DNA sample to Dawson Creek in February 2022 for threats of death or physical harm.
• Bill Charles cash (born 1952) was fined $1200 and ordered to pay a $180 victim penalty at Fort St. John in November 2020 for hunting on farmland without consent.
• Richard Dawson Smith (born 1959) was fined $1200 and ordered to pay a $180 victim penalty at Fort St. John in November 2020 for hunting without consent at Fort St. John.
• Daniel Charles Starrett (born 1995) received a six-month suspended sentence, a mandatory 10-year gun ban and an order to submit a DNA sample for possession of a firearm without a license or registration, and a six-month suspended sentence for possession of an unauthorized firearm at Fort St .John in December 2020.
• Jack Austin Capot Blanc (born 1999) was fined $500 for a one-year driving ban and ordered to pay a $75 victim surcharge for driving while driving with a prohibited/suspended license in Fort Nelson IR in August 2022.
Notes on Sentencing
Probation: The judge sentences the defendant, but stays the sentencing and instead releases him on the terms set out in a parole order.
conditional clause: The judge sentences the defendant to prison, but allows him to serve it in the community as long as he meets certain conditions. Often referred to as house arrest.
Conditional Release: The defendant’s record does not show a conviction if he meets the conditions set by the judge in a parole order.
Recognition after allegation: An agreement to keep the peace and behave decently when the court determines that there are valid reasons that a person will commit a crime.
victim surcharge: A fine imposed by judges at their discretion during sentencing to assist crime victims.