IN THE COURTS
A compilation of offences from Kingston’s Ontario Court of Justice for the period of March 27 to 31, 2017. Only sentences that involved a large fine, probation or incarceration are included.
Cory Malott, 45, was convicted of violating two conditions of probation he received in October 2014 by failing to notify his probation officer of a change of address and by not completing required counselling for substance abuse. He was given enhanced credit on 51 days of pretrial custody and sentenced to a further 14 days in jail. Justice Larry O’Brien was told Malott checked into the Salvation Army’s Harbour Light Program in November last year and notified his probation officer that would be his address until he’d completed the program. Assistant Crown attorney John Skoropada said Malott left after only one week, however, and his whereabouts were unknown until February, when the ROPE Squad was called in. Defence lawyer Mary Jane Kingston said Malott left the treatment centre after something happened to trigger emotions related to traumatic events in his childhood. However, he sought out a counsellor on his own, she said, and he’s been working with him ever since and testing negative for crystal meth. Mallot told the judge that he’d “hid behind drugs for a long time,” but he said he’s not that person anymore. He told Justice O’Brien he now just wants to stay clean and go home to his wife and son. In sentencing Mallot, Justice O’Brien noted “Cory has a stubborn streak when it comes to court orders” and told him “you can’t be treated if we can’t find you.”
Paul I. Martin, 43, was convicted of assault. He was given enhanced credit on 20 days of pretrial custody and sentenced to time served.
Frank J. McIntosh, 32, was convicted of assaulting another man during an argument. He was given enhanced credit on 67 days of pretrial custody, sentenced to a further 20 days in jail and probation for 12 months. Assistant Crown attorney John Skoropada said McIntosh was with a woman in her bedroom in late January when the woman’s longtime partner arrived home and walked in on them. The couple had separated about a month earlier, he told Justice Larry O’Brien, but they still maintained a residence together, and the man of the house was not pleased to find McIntosh there. Skoropada said an argument ensued and McIntosh struck the man. James Morris-Anderson, 22, was convicted of violating probation imposed in April last year by failing to report within two days of his release from jail in early December, plus subsequent illegal possession of 113 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and illegal possession of two grams of methamphetamine. He was given enhanced credit on 109 days of pretrial custody and sentenced to time served. Assistant Crown attorney John Skoropada said Morris-Anderson was two days past his reporting deadline in December when Kingston Police investigating a break-in complaint on Daly Street spotted him and another male in the vicinity. They both ran when a police officer tried to talk to them and, Justice Larry O’Brien was told, they split up after a short distance. A patrol constable, who happened to be nearby, joined the pursuit, Skoropada told the judge, and caught Morris-Anderson, subsequently searching his backpack and discovering the marijuana.