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Cape Breton court report for Nov. 27, 2020

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A Cape Breton man is now banned from driving for 10 years as part of a sentence on four counts of refusing a demand for a breathalyzer test.
Ronald Brendon Beddow, 74, of Kempt Head Road committed the offences April 28, July 3, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1 in Boularderie Centre, Hillside Boularderie, Florence and Kempt Head.
Other offences, including impaired driving, were withdrawn after the guilty pleas were entered.
He also pleaded guilty to a single count of criminal harassment and was sentenced to complete a 45-day conditional sentence. Such sentences allow offenders to serve their time in the community as opposed to going to jail.
Beddow, who is now to live at a Sydney address, is also to complete a 15-month probation and is banned from possessing firearms for 10 years.
He was credited with serving nearly five months on remand.

Sentencing date set on assault charge 

A Dartmouth man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in connection with an attack on another offender at the Cape Breton Correctional Centre.
Tayshawn Chance Maloney, 23, of Centre Street, Dartmouth, was charged in connection with the beating on April 8, 2019.
Maloney, who is currently serving a federal sentence in Springhill, is now scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 2.
A second person charged continues to be before the court after a trial date was set on the charge but did not proceed after the accused fired his lawyer.

Accused charged with assaulting cab driver

A Sydney man is scheduled to have a bail hearing Monday after being charged in connection with an assault on a Sydney cab driver.
Matthew Alvero Pabon, 28, of Henry Street is charged with assault causing bodily harm and breaching a court order in connection with the attack that occurred Thursday in Sydney.
After a brief court appearance Friday, Pabon was remanded pending the outcome of a bail hearing set for Monday.
Pabon is also scheduled to stand trial Monday on charges including assault with a weapon, a rock. He is also expected to enter pleas on other unrelated offences of assault, uttering threats and mischief.


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