Man pleads guilty to nine charges over one year

By Susan Gamble, Brantford Expositor

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)

Simcoe courthouse. (FILE PHOTO)


A year’s worth of charges were wrapped up in Ontario Court for Nicholas Richard Mathews recently.

The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to nine charges that originated from May 2016 to May 2017 and resulted in the equivalent of 240 days in jail.

Mathews was sentenced by Justice Kevin Sherwood.

He pleaded guilty to failing to comply with his probation on May 27, 2016 and possessing property obtained by crime on Aug. 6 that year.

He pleaded guilty to four charges related to Aug. 21, 2016: taking a vehicle or vessel, dangerous operation of a vehicle or vessel, failure to stop for police and failure to comply with probation.

In December 2016, he was arrested again and charged with failing to comply with court-ordered conditions, to which he pleaded guilty.

Then in January this year he was charged with mischief under $5,000 and, in May, failing to comply with his bail conditions. He pleaded guilty to both charges.

Mathews was given credit for having served 96 days in jail and ordered to serve a further 144 days.

He was ordered to pay $800 in victim surcharge fines, remain on probation for two years upon his release and submit a sample of his DNA to the national offenders databank.