Ar­rests made

Two women charged in con­nec­tion with Sobeys rob­bery

Valley Journal Advertiser - - NEWS - BY SARA ERIC­S­SON KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA Sara.Eric­s­

Two women have been ar­rested and charged with rob­bery and wear­ing dis­guises fol­low­ing a March 21 rob­bery of the phar­macy in­side Sobeys in Green­wood.

Erica Lynn Pat­ter­son, 34, of Green­wood, and Salinda Alys Hud­son, 38, of Wil­mot, are each fac­ing two charges in con­nec­tion with the event af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion led by Kings Dis­trict RCMP and as­sisted by both Kings Dis­trict Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Sec­tion and the RCMP Po­lice Dog Ser­vice.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion led to the ar­rest of Hud­son on March 23, who was present in Kentville provin­cial court in cus­tody on March 26. Judge Alan Tufts agreed to her re­lease on a $3,000 non- cash re­cog­ni­zance with two sureties.

Her mat­ters have been ad­journed to April 24 for elec­tion and plea.

Pat­ter­son, who RCMP say turned her­self in to po­lice March 30, was re­manded into cus­tody and ap­peared in Wind­sor provin­cial court April 3 and was also re­leased.

Her case was also ad­journed to April 24 for elec­tion and plea.

Hud­son is charged with steal­ing pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion from the Sobeys phar­macy while armed with an of­fen­sive weapon, a knife, and hav­ing her face masked with in­tent to com­mit the in­dictable of­fence of rob­bery.

It’s al­leged that Hud­son com­mit­ted the of­fences in Green­wood on March 21.

The charges have proven in court.

Ac­cord­ing to a March 22 news re­lease from the RCMP, a woman en­tered the gro­cery store at ap­prox­i­mately 8: 10 p. m. the pre­vi­ous evening and handed the phar­ma­cists a note de­mand­ing pre­scrip­tion drugs and money.

The woman, who had her face cov­ered, told one phar­ma­cist that she had a knife.

She fled the scene with an undis­closed amount of pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion, con­tin and hy­dro­mor­phone pills. not been Michael James Flynn, 40, of Lower Vaughan, has been sen­tenced to time deemed served for fail­ing to stop his ve­hi­cle and give his name and ad­dress with in­tent to es­cape civil or crim­i­nal li­a­bil­ity af­ter be­ing in­volved in an ac­ci­dent; fail­ing to com­ply with his un­der­tak­ing and fail­ing to com­ply with his re­cog­ni­zance.

Flynn, who was brought to Wind­sor provin­cial court in cus­tody on April 3, changed his plea to guilty to the charge of fail­ing to stop his ve­hi­cle and pleaded guilty to the other two charges. He was sen­tenced to one day in cus­tody deemed served on each count. The Crown was agree­able to his re­lease on an ex­ist­ing re­cog­ni­zance.

Flynn com­mit­ted the of­fences in Lower Vaughan on Dec. 21, 2017, and in Wind­sor on Jan. 29 and March 23, 2018.

Flynn, who is also charged with com­mit­ting an as­sault in Up­per Vaughan on Dec. 21, 2017, pleaded not guilty to this charge on March 20. This mat­ter has been ad­journed to July 16 for trial. Kentville, has been fined and sen­tenced to pro­ba­tion for steal­ing prop­erty val­ued at less than $5,000 from the Nova Sco­tia Liquor Cor­po­ra­tion.

Young pleaded guilty to the charge in Jan­uary and the mat­ter was ad­journed to March 29 to al­low time for a pre-sen­tence re­port to be pre­pared and for sen­tenc­ing.

Judge Clau­dine MacDon­ald fined Young a to­tal of $26 and sen­tenced him to one year of pro­ba­tion, in­clud­ing 10 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice work.

Young com­mit­ted the of­fence in Kentville on Nov. 2, 2017.

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