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Cape Breton court roundup for Oct. 21, 2020

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Cape Breton court roundup for Oct. 21, 2020. STOCK IMAGE
SYDNEY, N.S. —

A Sydney man has been assigned a provincial court trial date on driving offences.
Shane Aaron Burton, 35, of Glenwood Drive is charged with impaired driving, refusing a breathalyzer demand and driving while prohibited.
The offences are alleged to have occurred April 29 in Leitches Creek.
A trial is now set for April 16. 
In 2018, Burton was prohibited from driving for two years as part of sentence on charges of dangerous driving and impaired driving.

Accused released on conditions

An Eskasoni man has been released on conditions after being charged with multiple offences.
Justin Ryan Gould, 42, is charged with seven counts of breaching court orders, two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of mischief and single counts of assault, dangerous driving, evading police, and attempt to disarm a police officer. He is now scheduled to enter pleas Nov. 10.
Gould is also scheduled to appear in provincial court in Port Hawkesbury on Nov. 3 to enter pleas on three counts of breaching court orders and single counts of resisting arrest and driving while prohibited.
Among the conditions of his release, Gould is to refrain from alcohol, drugs not prescribed him and is not to possess any weapons. He is to abide by a curfew and report, by phone, once a week to RCMP in Eskasoni.

Trial date to be assigned 

A Glace Bay man is to appear in Supreme Court in November to be assigned a trial date on a sex offence.
John Robert MacLeod, 56, of Third Street is charged with sexual assault that was alleged to have occurred Aug. 8-9 in Glace Bay.
MacLeod has elected to be tried by a judge and jury and is to appear in court Nov. 9 to receive a trial date.
He continues his release on conditions that include no contact with the complainant and that he abide by a curfew.
 
Plea date set on host of offences

A plea date has set for a Sydney man facing 16 offences.
Kenneth William Paul is charged with 10 counts of breaching court orders, two counts of uttering threats and single counts of assault causing bodily harm, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and mischief.
Paul is now scheduled to enter pleas to the charges during a scheduled provincial court appearance Nov. 9.
He continues to be on remand.

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