Coun­cil­lor, res­i­dents charged af­ter al­ter­ca­tion with base­ball bat

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

Charges have been filed against a Mem­ber­tou band coun­cil­lor and two res­i­dents af­ter an al­ter­ca­tion ear­lier this week left two ve­hi­cles dam­aged.

Charged are Coun. Craig Justin Christ­mas, 41, and hus­band and wife Jonathan Lind­sey Paul, 39, and Ash­ley Lena Paul, 37. All three were re­leased from cus­tody Fri­day af­ter promis­ing to have no con­tact with each other and that they will not pos­sess any weapons.

Lind­sey and Ash­ley Paul are also pro­hib­ited from con­tact­ing a sec­ond band coun­cil­lor, Cary Paul.

Christ­mas is charged with as­sault with a weapon (a base­ball bat) in­volv­ing Lind­sey Paul and mis­chief by dam­ag­ing the win­dows of Paul’s truck.

He is to re­turn to pro­vin­cial court Dec. 6 to en­ter pleas.

Ash­ley Paul is charged with as­sault with a weapon (a base­ball bat), in­volv­ing Cary Paul, mis­chief by dam­ag­ing the win­dows of the truck owned by Christ­mas and breach­ing a court or­der by fail­ing to keep the peace and be of good be­hav­iour. She was treated in hospi­tal for non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries af­ter the al­ter­ca­tion.

Ash­ley Paul is sched­uled to stand trial next April on un­re­lated of­fences of as­sault, ut­ter­ing a threat and mis­chief.

Lind­sey Paul is charged with as­sault with a weapon (a base­ball bat) in­volv­ing Cary Paul and two counts of ut­ter­ing threats.

Ash­ley and Lind­sey Paul are to re­turn to court Dec. 5 to en­ter pleas.

The in­ci­dent is to have oc­curred in Mem­ber­tou Nov. 6 and just what sparked the al­ter­ca­tion is un­clear. Po­lice have ob­tained video­tape of part of the al­ter­ca­tion that oc­curred on the street out­side the Pauls’ home.

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