Guilty plea entered for uttering threats

A 22-year-old Estevan man pleaded guilty Monday in Estevan Provincial Court to two charges of uttering death threats.

The man was arrested on June 23 and remanded into custody so that he could appear in court the next day, where the guilty pleas were entered.

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He was charged with five counts of uttering the threats, but that was later reduced to two counts. One count was against a female and the other count was against other members of her family.

“They moved a number of people onto one count, and then he plead guilty to that one count,” said Estevan Police Service Sgt. Evan Handley.

The man received a 12-month conditional sentence order, which will allow him to continue to maintain his employment. Among the conditions will be a no-contact order with the victims, a very strict curfew and more. If he breaches his conditions, he could spend the rest of the sentence in prison.

The Crown and defence attorneys provided a joint submission for the case.

Since it was a domestic dispute, the man’s name was not released to protect the identity of the victims.


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