January 22nd, 2021

Court Briefs: Bail denied for 20-year-old repeat offender

By Peggy Revell on October 12, 2016.


Bail was denied for a repeat offender now accused of mischief breaking into a residential garage back in August.

Riley Jack Robinson, 20, appeared Tuesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse, seeking bail for charges that include housebreaking, mischief, shoplifting and breaches.

Robinson was arrested and released on the shoplifting charge late on Aug. 24., and, less than three hours later, a Medicine Hat resident called police after witnessing someone break into their neighbour’s garage. Police responded and arrested Robinson, who was found in the garage at the time.

Robinson has a prior record, such as a June 2016 conviction for a break and enter and breach, for which he was sentenced to 16 months in custody — which was all considered served due to pretrial custody. Robinson also served 90 days and 183 days in 2014.

Setting trial

A man facing charges in connection with an incident where a man was kidnapped, taken to a residence and beaten until police arrived, had his matters adjourned to Oct. 26.

George Robert Johnson has entered a not guilty plea to charges of unlawful confinement and assault with a weapon, and was originally set to appear in court Tuesday to set a trial date. Defence counsel told the court they were heading toward resolution but need further discussions with the Crown and client.

Johnson’s co-accused Michael Orr has pled not guilty to multiple charges including kidnapping, robbery, assault with a weapon. Another co-accused, Jennifer Cote, has already pled guilty and was sentenced earlier this year.


The matter of Jamie Snow was adjourned until Oct. 26. Charges against Snow include assault with a weapon, possessing a dangerous weapon, mischief, housebreaking, failure to comply and resisting arrest. Snow remains in custody.

A bail hearing was adjourned until Nov. 2 for Jason Godfrey, age 34. Godfrey faces a slew of charges, including four counts of fraud under $5,000, possessing stolen property, assault with a weapon, death threats, disqualified driving, and multiple failures to comply and breaches.

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