Pleads guilty to sev­eral charges, man jailed

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A Brant­ford man who was found by po­lice sleep­ing at the wheel of a car parked on Chatham Street was in court re­cently to deal with more than a dozen charges.

Last June, Jesse Colt Brad­ford, 35, was awaken by an of­fi­cer, who noted that Brad­ford had an un­opened can of beer be­tween his legs.

When asked his name, Brad­ford gave the of­fi­cer a false iden­tity. When Brad­ford was ar­rested for ob­struct­ing the of­fi­cer, he was found to have a small amount of crys­tal metham­phetamine and clon­azepam pills.

In On­tario Court, Brad­ford pleaded guilty to pos­ses­sion of an il­le­gal sub­stance, ob­struct­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and fail­ing to keep his bail con­di­tions.

He also pleaded guilty to nine other charges: two counts of break­ing his pro­ba­tion or­ders in Septem­ber 2016; pos­ses­sion of an il­le­gal sub­stance, break­ing pro­ba­tion or­ders and ob­struct­ing po­lice in July; break­ing his bail con­di­tions in Septem­ber; and miss­ing court dates last May, July and Oc­to­ber.

Seven other charges were with­drawn.

Brad­ford was sen­tenced last month by Jus­tice Robert Gee to 30 days in jail on top of the 170 days he was cred­ited with hav­ing served al­ready.

He’ll have to pay $ 1,200 in vic­tim sur­charge fines and re­main on pro­ba­tion a fur­ther two years.

As­saulted of­fi­cer, man gets time served

An Oh­sweken man who faced 18 charges from July 15, 2016, to March 10 of this year pleaded guilty to nine charges and was sen­tenced in On­tario Court last month to time served.

Justin Wayne LaForme, 28, ad­mit­ted he caused a ma­jor dis­tur­bance last July when he dam­aged a ve­hi­cle on Fourth Line on Six Na­tions. He was still shout­ing and yelling when po­lice ar­rived at 11: 30 a. m. In­tox­i­cated, he kicked and spit at of­fi­cers.

He pleaded guilty to caus­ing a dis­tur­bance, threat­en­ing death or bod­ily harm and as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer.

He also pleaded guilty to as­sault­ing an of­fi­cer and break­ing his pro­ba­tion or­ders on Dec. 21 and mis­chief un­der $ 5,000 from a charge on Dec. 28.

Last March, LaForme at­tacked a woman from whom he had been or­dered to stay away. He pleaded guilty to as­sault, break­ing bail or­ders and re­sist­ing ar­rest af­ter he dam­aged a Brant­ford po­lice cruiser.

Jus­tice Robert Gee sen­tenced Laforme to time he had al­ready served, cal­cu­lat­ing it at about 140 days. Nine other charges were with­drawn.

LaForme will re­main on pro­ba­tion for a fur­ther two years and pay $ 900 in vic­tim sur­charge fines.

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