Dean Carl Chappell refutes assessment determining he was not responsible for criminal activity
A man with an extensive criminal record, including armed robbery, wishes to contest a professional assessment that he is not criminally responsible for a recent — and bizarre — rash of probationary breaches.
Dean Carl Chappell, who is in his mid40s, pleaded guilty Wednesday to failing to keep the peace. He asked to be sentenced accordingly.
However, a psychiatric assessment determined Chappell is not criminally responsible for a host of incidents in November and December while on probation.
During that period, police received 18 calls concerning activity by Chappell, including numerous incidents of trespassing.
Chappell was deemed to be delusional when police attended a Charlottetown bar where a barefooted Chappell was scrubbing his feet with a mop in a washroom.
In another incident, the QEH emergency department requested assistance to give Chappell medication.
Several calls were made to police concerning Chappell exhibiting strange behaviour in Montague.
Provincial court Judge John Douglas plans to set up a hearing to allow Chappell to try to refute the psychiatric assessment.
Chappell had been sentenced in the past to 7 1/2 years in a federal correctional facility for an armed robbery.
He has also been charged before with assaulting a police officer and multiple counts of damage to property.