Guilty plea in case where suspect ran across runway
A stolen vehicle case that led to an altercation with witnesses and a suspect running across the runway at the Grande Prairie Airport has led to jail time for a Swan City man.
Braedon Zobitar pleaded guilty to six charges in Grande Prairie court Monday, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and resisting a peace officer. Fifteen other charges were withdrawn. He has been given a three-year jail sentence.
Zobitar also pleaded guilty to charges of mischief and possession of property obtained by crime in another case. He has been given an eight-month jail sentence on those counts.
The two sentences will run consecutively.
Trail dates set for man accused of trying to run down Mountie
Trial dates have been set for a man charged after someone drove at a Spirit River Mountie during a suspected impaired driving call near Rycroft in June of last year.
Nashon Jaron Orborne’s trial will take place May 1 to 4, 2018.
He is facing charges that include assault on a police officer with a weapon, flight from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
Peace River escape from police leads to jail time
A Peace River man charged after a suspect escaped police custody is going to jail.
John William Roberts pleaded guilty to five of the 13 counts he was facing. Those include escaping lawful custody, assaulting a peace officer and possession of a firearm.
Roberts was charged in February when Peace River RCMP say a suspect escaped from police after being arrested after fleeing a traffic stop. He was arrested again after police tracked the suspect to a nearby home he had broken into, then got into an altercation with a Mountie, ran away and climbed up a tree. He eventually surrendered.
Roberts has also been given jail time in another case.
He has been handed a 687-day jail sentence to cover everything.