A Dalhousie Street man who smashed the front windows of a Colborne Street business and the glass of a bus shelter in January was sent to jail.
Kevin Lee Ballard, 34, was sentenced on May 3 after pleading guilty to charges of mischief and breach of probation from Jan. 20 when he was seen by police carrying a two-by-four. Officers found the damage Ballard had left.
Just days after being released, on May 9, Ballard was arrested again after damaging three vehicles and a door at the Brantford armouries and was convicted on four charges of committing mischief under $5,000 and another breach of probation.
Five days later, he threatened to kill a man and recently in court pleaded guilty to threatening death or bodily harm.
Ballard got credit for pre-sentence custody of 156 days and was ordered back to jail for a further 96 days for a global sentence of almost 8 1/2 months.
He’ll remain on probation for 18 months and was ordered to get an assessment or counselling for psychological and psychiatric issues.
Defied court orders
A former Brantford man who continued to defy court orders was sentenced to more than 200 days in jail for his most recent breaches.
Paul Joseph Bernard Viau, 35, of Port Dover, was convicted of assaulting a woman in March 2018, and entering her house again on different dates in May, despite orders to stay away. He was also under a judge’s order to stay out of Brantford unless he was accompanied by his surety.
At his most recent Ontario Court hearing, Viau pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of unlawful entry, down from break and enter, at a Brantford home on Sept. 29, as well as failure to comply with probation.
He also pleaded guilty to another breach of probation from Oct. 9.
Justice Aubrey Hilliard credited Viau with already serving 180 days in jail for the September charges and added another 24 days for his October breach.
A Six Nations man who repeatedly broke orders to stay away from a domestic partner was sentenced to four months in jail.
Lyle Anderson, 22, of Fifth Line Road, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman in May 2018 while he was on a recognizance to keep the peace around her. He also pleaded guilty to failing to keep his bail conditions by assaulting her and damaging a window and patio door at her residence.
In June and July last year, he didn’t show up for court dates and pleaded guilty to those charges.
Then, in August 2018, Anderson was charged with again assaulting the woman and entering her home on Chiefswood Road. He pleaded guilty to again breaching bail conditions.
Anderson pleaded guilty to two further bail breaches last Nov. 10 and April 16 this year. For those he got suspended sentences.
For his other crimes, Justice Aubrey Hilliard gave him credit for 120 days he had already served in jail. She also ordered that he get assessment and counselling for substance abuse, domestic violence and bereavement issues.
Jail for posting naked images
A Brantford man who posted naked images of a woman on an adult website without her permission was sentenced to jail when he appeared in Ontario Court.
Michael Anthony Brown, 27, of Mohawk Street, was charged in 2016.
Justice Collette Good gave him a 90-day jail sentence to be served on weekends. He will have to remain on probation for a year.