Man sentenced for evading police
A man charged with several weapons violations, as well as fleeing police, was sentenced on Monday. On Aug. 23, Zackery Marckoski, 23, was arrested after running from police at the 1100 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest. Previously, on Aug. 20, police had attempted to stop a vehicle on the 900 block of Athabasca Street East. A release stated the driver fled at high speed, but police were able to identify him as an adult Moose Jaw male who had several warrants out for his arrest. Police located the same vehicle three days later and were able to get to it before the male drove away. The suspect fled from police on foot. A sawed off .22 calibre firearm and ammunition was found in the vehicle. Marckoski pleaded guilty on Monday to one count, of evading police and one count of driving while disqualified for the Aug. 20 incident, along with unsafe storage of ammunition, possession of a firearm without a licence, and possession of ammunition while prohibited for the Aug. 23 altercation. He also pleaded guilty to several breaches of recognizance and probation, as well as two counts of possession of marijuana. Crown Prosecutor Rob Parker told the Times-Herald that Marckoski has spent 142 days in remand, giving him credit for about seven months time served. He was released, but remains subject to a one-year driving prohibition — consecutive to any prohibitions he might be under already — as well as a life prohibition on having firearms. Marckoski was also before the court for drug-related charges, which were dealt with under the same sentence.