Convicted assaulter sentenced to apologize to family

A man who pled guilty to assault in Ponoka Provincial court on Friday, July 3 was handed an 18-month suspended sentence and probation.

A man who pled guilty to assault in Ponoka Provincial court on Friday, July 3 was handed an 18-month suspended sentence and probation.

Darryl Lloyd’s probation conditions include attending any program, assessment or treatment deemed necessary by a probation officer; no purchasing, possessing or using alcohol, controlled substances, intoxicating substances or non-prescribed drugs; non-entrance to places which focus on gambling or the retail sale of alcohol; a 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew; a five-year firearms ban, no entry through Red Deer city limits unless accompanied by his wife or for employment purposes and he has been ordered to write a letter of apology to his family.

On Nov. 7 2014, Lloyd’s wife attended the Ponoka RCMP detachment to give a statement regarding the assault on her.

She and Lloyd had been arguing about his relapse into drugs, she was pushed and fell backwards over a shoe rack. Lloyd then slapped her three times in the face.

Lloyd has a criminal record dating back to 1992 with offences of violence and excessive use of alcohol.

“It’s critical you maintain abstinence from controlled substances,” said Judge E. Riemer.

“You’ve been given an opportunity Mr. Lloyd . . . see that you don’t disappoint them (family) or yourself,” he added.

Man who assaulted another in public is fined

After being pleading guilty to charge of an assaulting another man at the Ponoka Reddi Mart as well as to failing to comply, Connor Saddleback  has been handed a total of $800 in fines for his misdemeanors.

On Feb. 21 201,5 RCMP were called to the Reddi Mart after a fight broke out between two males.

The male who has been assaulted was located leaving the scene on foot. He told police he was looking at chips when he was attacked by a Saddleback, whom he had given a ride to but did not know.

The complainant says he believes he was attacked because he told the intoxicated Saddleback to be quiet during the drive into town.

Video surveillance shows Saddleback pushing the man to the ground, kicking him and punching him in the face.