A concealed black and silver throwing knife equals probation
January 20, 2021
Judge G.W. Paul
Stephanie B. Greyeyes’ lawyer entered guilty pleas on her behalf. These were for carrying a concealed weapon and failure to comply with release conditions. Two other charges were withdrawn.
On April 3, 2020 at around 6:15 p.m., the Slave Lake RCMP did a wellness check on a woman, said the Crown. A witness had seen a woman walking on the road who appeared to be under-dressed for the weather.
When the officers arrived, they identified Greyeyes as she was known to the police, added the Crown. They ran a check and found that she was wanted on warrants out of Whitecourt. While she was being arrested, she told the officers, “This isn’t going to be good for you guys.”
During a search, the officers found a black and silver throwing knife in Greyeyes possession, said the Crown. She was under conditions to not have weapons.
Greyeyes was born in 1992, said defence. She lives in Whitecourt and is part of a support group for people with FASD or cognitive disabilities. She has a mental condition and at the time was on strong medication.
“Her name is not unfamiliar to the court recently,” said Judge Paul. However, her criminal record only started in 2018.
Greyeyes was sentenced to a suspended sentence of six-months probation. The conditions were to keep the peace, report, and take counselling, assessment, and treatment as directed. The knife was forfeited.
Gordon Elwyn MacDonald (33), from Slave Lake, was in custody. His lawyer entered guilty pleas on his behalf. These were for failure to appear and failure to comply with release conditions. Two other charges were withdrawn.
The failure to appear was from Red Earth court.
On February 14, 2020 at 9:37 p.m., a Slave Lake RCMP officer did a curfew check on MacDonald, said the Crown. He was under conditions to live at a specific apartment and to be within that apartment from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. However, another resident of the apartment told the officer that MacDonald wasn’t there and that he no longer lived at that address. The officer checked with probation, but probation had no other address for MacDonald. He was only allowed to change where he lived with permission from his probation officer.
The Crown recommended a fine for failure to appear and 30 to 45 days for failure to comply.
“It is his fault,” said the defence. He didn’t take the time to update his new address with probation. He was in that location abiding by the curfew. He is in custody on other matters.
Defence recommended a 14-day sentence for failure to comply.
“It is his fault.” said Judge Paul. “He has had multiple breaches (another word for failure to comply) in the past.”
MacDonald was fined $300, plus Victim Fine Surcharge for failure to appear. This was converted into three days of custody. For failure to comply, he was sentenced to 14 days. This was a total sentence of 17 days. He received credit for 17 days, so the sentence equalled time served.