ESTEVAN - An Estevan man pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and other charges in Estevan Court of King’s bench on Monday, avoiding a trial.
Travis Smyth was supposed to have a week-long trial starting on Monday, but instead entered the guilty plea. In addition to aggravated assault, he pleaded guilty to assault by choking, suffocation or strangulation; assault causing bodily harm; and uttering threats.
Other charges were stayed, including a second count of aggravated assault, and single counts of obstruction of justice, and forced confinement or imprisonment.
Smyth was sentenced to 1,825 days in the federal penitentiary in Prince Albert, but after being given credit for time served, the sentence was reduced to 1,510 days, or four years and 50 days.
Meanwhile, two people charged in connection with a drug bust last year in Estevan have pleaded guilty to chargers in Estevan Provincial Court.
Tristen Stuckey pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking drugs, which in this case were ecstasy, ketamine, heroin and Xanax. Four charges of trafficking the above substances were stayed, as was a charge of breaching a release order.
Brandon Tremblay pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, in this case ketamine and meth, and one charge of breaching his release conditions. Two charges for trafficking were stayed, as was a charge of breaching his release conditions.
Tremblay and Stuckey were each given a conditional sentence order of two years less a day.
Also, the person charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer was back in court on Thursday.
Theodore A. Brycks was remanded into custody for his next court appearance on March 16.
The RCMP said officers went to Brycks’ home on Dec. 7 to arrest him. He then allegedly went into the house and retrieved a firearm. An altercation occurred which included the discharge of a firearm by the responding police officers.
No physical injuries were reported and Brycks was then arrested without further incident.
Brycks is also charged with four counts of failing to comply with a probation order.
None of the charges have been proven in court.
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