Harold Carmichael, SudburyStar

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Recent articles by Harold:

Rape victim recounts 'unspeakable trauma' in Sudbury court

Man jailed 10 months for forcing now ex-girlfriend to have sex twice on same night → Read More

Sudbury court: No bail for alleged killer

The man accused of shooting and killing another man in Hanmer in July has been denied bail. “In the context of the case, taking into account all of the personal circumstances of the appellant raised by the defence (lawyers) … I feel that in the absence of a very strong plan of release, the detention of the accused is necessary to maintain confidence in the administration of justice,” Superior… → Read More

Delays vex Sudbury's court system

Three high-profile court cases in Sudbury appear stuck in some sort of legal limbo. Callam Senyk-O’Flanagan, also known as Callam Rodya, 32, a reporter with CTV and formerly of Sudbury.com, had his case come up in Wednesday assignment court, which is now being conducted virtually at the Cedar Street court complex. He is facing 10 […] → Read More

Sudbury court: Man was homeless but armed

He had a BB gun and bear spray for protection. However, he was under court order not to possess weapons → Read More

Sudbury court: Sexual assault sentencing delayed again

A sentencing date for a well-known Sudbury track coach and his protege guilty of sexually assaulting a woman was not set court Tuesday as scheduled. Instead, the matter has been rescheduled for Friday. David Case and Celine Loyer were convicted earlier this year of sexually abusing a woman at a dinner party the three attended […] → Read More

Take fentanyl, and ‘it could be your last second on Earth’

Sudbury judge issues stern warning to woman battling addiction issues → Read More

Hells Angels member still not sentenced

A sentencing date is still not set for a full-patched Hells Angels Nomad chapter member from Ottawa who has pleaded guilty to a drug charge in Sudbury court. → Read More

Bail ruling Thursday in Sudbury murder case

A Superior Court judge will give his decision Thursday following a special hearing held last week for a Hanmer man accused of shooting and killing another man in that Valley East community in July. Justice Alex Kurke reserved his decision Friday at the conclusion of the two-day hearing for Michael Marois, 50, who is charged […] → Read More

Sudbury court: Dangerous offender case to be heard in the spring

A dangerous offender hearing will get underway in April for a Sudbury man who has a long and violent criminal record. Dates of April 19 to May 7 were set Monday in the Ontario Court of Justice at the Sudbury Courthouse for Jean-Claude Breton, 37, who has been in custody for more than a year. A date of Dec. 2 was also set to deal with a Crown application to sort through pre-hearing issues, such… → Read More

Another year in jail for Sudbury drug dealer

Judge not convinced Robert Cole ready to give up drug dealing ways → Read More

Bail hearing for accused killer opens in Sudbury

As many as four witnesses are expected to testify at a special bail hearing that got underway Thursday at the Sudbury Courthouse for a Hanmer man accused of shooting and killing another man in that Valley East community in July. Michael Marois, 50, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Michael Young, […] → Read More

‘She loved every day on the job'

A celebration of life will be held 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Northbury Hotel and Conference Centre on Brady Street for a former Sudbury Star reporter who died last week at the age of 57. Debbie Shipley (Hickey) worked in the life and news departments at the newspaper for 17 years, starting in early 1985. […] → Read More

How much is pre-custody time worth?

For a Sudbury drug dealer, it means freedom on Friday or 17 more months in jail, depending on what judge decides → Read More

Target of manhunt no stranger to Sudbury's courts

The man arrested Friday in a stolen dirt bike caper that ended a lengthy police manhunt is no stranger to the courts. Marco Brillant was to appear in bail court at the Sudbury Courthouse on Wednesday following an initial appearance in Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) court on Saturday. Brilliant, 45, of no fixed address, […] → Read More

Sudbury court: Voyeur to be sentenced next month

A Sudbury man who photographed and videotaped the buttocks of girls in a Garson store two years ago will be sentenced in mid-October. Brad Ashick, 42, who pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice on Aug. 7 to one count of voyeurism – making a video recording of a person who in the circumstances had a reasonable expectation of privacy – will be sentenced Oct. 19. Ashick was facing seven… → Read More

Sudbury man avoids child porn conviction

A Sudbury man found last year with suspected child pornography on his cellphone was released on bail, with his sister acting his surety. However, he later attacked his sister when she found him with another cellphone, breaking one of his bail conditions. As a result, Justin McMullen, 23, spent much of late 2019 and the spring and summer of this year in custody. McMullen was facing eight charges… → Read More

Photo: Wahnapitae gas station, restaurant coming down

An excavator tears away at the Mr. Gas station and restaurant on Highway 17 in An excavator tears away at the Mr. Gas station and restaurant on Highway 17 in Wahnapitae. The site has been idle for some time. → Read More

Quarantined @ The Coulson: Sudbury band releases concert video

'We tried to keep it as close to a live show as possible, to give people the feeling of what they have been missing' → Read More

Poor conditions at Sudbury Jail a factor in man’s sentencing

The poor conditions at the Sudbury Jail prompted a Sudbury judge to give an accused enhanced credit for the time he spent behind bars waiting for his case to be resolved. “The Sudbury Jail was designed about 100 years ago and it does not meet the needs of many people who frequent it in today’s world,” Ontario Court Justice Heather-Ann Mendes said in issuing a two-for-one credit to Jake Deschamps… → Read More

Stern lecture from Sudbury judge, but no jail

Last December got off to a bad start for Benjamin Ellsworth.Not only was he charged with assault for pulling the hair of his girlfriend and forcibly attempting to stop her from getting out of his vehicle the night of Dec. → Read More