Terrace RCMP find wanted man

Local man was arrested Sept. 18, the same day an alert was issued

A MAN who failed to show up for court several times will have nearly two months in jail to think about it.

Henry Haydon, 52, was sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to one charge of assault, one charge of having contact with a named individual he was under court order not to have contact with, careless storage of a firearm, and two charges of failing to appear in court before Judge Herman Seidemann III in Terrace provincial court Sept. 19.

On Sept. 18, Terrace RCMP issued a release with a photo of Haydon, saying he was wanted on a warrant for several charges.

Haydon was picked up that same day.

On May 17, someone called police to report that Haydon had assaulted his girlfriend, court heard before sentencing.

Officers saw that she had small cuts on her forehead and lip and she said Haydon had grabbed her and twisted her arm and put his elbow to her throat to choke her, court heard.

Haydon was arrested and then released after a bail hearing, court heard.

In July of this year, police went to Haydon’s motorhome where he was living as he was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear and when officers entered his place, they saw a .22 calibre gun loaded with one round of ammunition leaning upright against the bed, court heard.

He told officers there was another firearm in the closet and police seized both of them, court heard.

At another bail hearing, he was released with a $1,500 deposit and a court date set for Sept. 10, in which he failed to appear, court heard.

Crown will apply to keep the bail deposit Haydon had put down.

Charges of breach of undertaking, unauthorized possession of a firearm and two charges of failing to appear were stayed by the court.

Haydon will not have to pay a victim fine surcharge.