When it came to asking for a bail hearing on several Estevan charges, Lee Richard Malbeuf was rather nonchalant.
Appearing from the Edmonton Remand Centre by video, he told Judge Lane Wiegers, “I’m probably going to be here another six months.”
In Estevan he is facing seven charges from the beginning of 2018. His charges include, on Jan. 5, 2018, obstruction of a police officer and possession of crystal methamphetamine. The next day, he racked up a charge of stealing a 2011 Ford truck from Baker Hughes and theft of a pontoon boat. Two days later, his next charge, on Jan. 8, includes theft of an F-350 truck.
Malbeuf is also charged with failing to attend the RCMP detachment to have his fingerprints taken on Jan. 29, 2018. Failing to appear in court on Feb. 5 resulted in another charge.
Eight months later he collected more charges, in Alberta. There, he is facing 11 charges.
He’s charged with breaking into a shop on Sept. 8.
From Sept. 19, 2018, Malbeuf is charged with 10 counts. Those counts include robbery, possession of a weapon (BB gun), theft of a motor vehicle, having his face unlawfully masked, possession of a firearm (rifle) without a licence, contravention of a regulation with regards to storage of a firearm, being an occupant of a vehicle knowing there was a firearm in it, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and driving while disqualified.
In Estevan Provincial Court, federal Crown prosecutor Scott Moffat noted, “He has a fairly significant record.”
Malbeuf said, matter-of-factly, “I’m not getting out any time soon.”
He asked for a month to deal with the Estevan charges, and Wiegers adjourned the matter to March 11, when Malbeuf will appear by video.