Attacked victims with rocks, man gets time served

The Ontario Court of Justice at 44 Queen Street in Brantford, Ontario. Brian Thompson/Brantford Expositor/Postmedia Network Brian Thompson / Brian Thompson/The Expositor

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A Brantford man who hit two men with rocks was sentenced to time served when he appeared in Ontario Court.

Scott James Finn, 40, of Marlborough Street pleaded guilty to two counts of assault from incidents last April and June. He also pleaded guilty to a January possession of an illegal drug.

Charges of assault with a weapon were withdrawn.  Also withdrawn were charges of public mischief, failing to show up for fingerprinting or court and theft under $5,000.

Justice Kathleen Baker sentenced Finn to 60 days of time already served.

He had been sentenced last fall by Justice Robert Gee after pleading guilty to three counts of breaking probation orders and two counts of breaching release conditions. Gee credited him with 78 days of time served and sent him back to jail for a further 57 days.


Man twice assaulted woman

A Brantford man who assaulted a woman twice was sentenced to time he had already served when he appeared in Ontario Court.

Andrew Tyler Osborn, 30, was living on Colborne Street when he first assaulted the woman last March 23. He was released on bail but arrested for a breach of that bail on April 17.

Three days later, Osborn forced his way into the woman’s home and assaulted her, thereby breaking his probation.

Osborn pleaded guilty to two counts each of assault and breaking bail conditions, and breach of probation orders and forcible entry.

Justice Robert Gee sentenced him to four months of time already served and ordered that he provide a DNA sample for the national offenders registry, have no weapons for 10 years and maintain a two-year probation.


Woman assaulted police officer

A Brantford woman who assaulted a Brant OPP officer earlier this year was sentenced to time she had already served when she appeared in Ontario Court.

Daleen Marie Lavallee, 26, of Paris Road, pleaded guilty to assaulting the officer on April 2. She also pleaded guilty to a second assault a week later on a man she’s already been convicted of communicating with, despite court orders.

Upon her last conviction she received a 90-day sentence plus a suspended sentence.

This time, Justice Aubrey Hilliard sentenced Lavallee to almost 140 days of time she was credited with having served.

She’ll remain on probation for two years and was ordered, again, to stay away from the man unless he provides a written consent.


Man must repay stolen funds

A Brantford man who repeatedly stole from a woman’s bank account using an electronic transfer system was ordered to pay back the woman victim.

Matthew R. Burt, 31, of St. Paul Avenue, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $5,000 on Feb. 4, using a process that emails funds.

When that succeeded, Burt took smaller amounts again on Feb. 19, Feb. 25, and March 4, 5, 7, 12, and 18.

Justice Kathleen Baker withdrew 10 fraud charges and gave Burt a suspended sentence, which means he was convicted of fraud but won’t serve time if he maintains his two-year probation.

Baker also ordered the man to repay $6,800 to his victim.

During his probation, Burt must pay $284 a month by cash or certified cheque to the woman.

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