There is no criminal too dangerous to mandate to your local AA meeting. Here is more proof! Wagner is classified as a high-risk offender due to his “atrocious” criminal record. This man has a three-page record of numerous offences including well over nine assaults, four robberies and attempted robberies and two of uttering threats. na daytona aa daytona
Missing violent con found hitchhiking in Sudbury
Harold Carmichael The Sudbury Star
It was perhaps pure luck that a Saskatoon man with a long and violent criminal history was spotted hitchhiking in the Greater Sudbury area on April 1.An OPP officer who saw Kurtis Wagner on Highway 69 South stopped to talk to him. The man identified himself, said he was from Alberta, had been hitchhiking for a few days and was on his way to Windsor to work.
The trouble was, Wagner was supposed to stay in Saskatoon so police there could keep tabs on him because of his violent past.
When the OPP officer learned who Wagner was and of his disappearance from Saskatoon, went back and arrested him.
On Wednesday, in a Sudbury court, Wagner was sent to jail for two years for leaving Saskatoon without permission.
“This is the first time I’ve seen the necessity of calling upon the maximum sentence of this section of the Criminal Code,” Ontario Court Justice Guy Mahaffy said, after Wagner pleaded guilty to two counts of breach of recognizance.
“But the premise of the Crown is eminently justified. This man has a three-page record of numerous offences including well over nine assaults, four robberies and attempted robberies and two of uttering threats. In my view, having regard to the totality of his record, and his breaching of the orders to remain where he was and report get permission to travel, two years custodial is more than appropriate.”
Wagner breached his court orders by ignoring a curfew and travelling without the prior consent of the Saskatoon Police Service’s High-risk Offender Unit.
Assistant Crown attorney Julie Lefebvre and defence lawyer Noemi Paquette suggested the two-year term.
As a result of Wagner’s two guilty pleas, the Crown dropped two other breach of recognizance charges.
Wagner, 34, who is heavily tattooed, balding and bearded, was dressed in orange prison overalls during his court visit. He was well-mannered in court and thanked Paquette as he headed back to the Sudbury Jail.
The section of the Criminal Code which Mahaffy referred to was Section 810.2 — a tool for the courts to keep track of people who are considered a high risk to commit another crime when they are released from custody.
The court heard that when Wagner was released from custody after finishing his sentence Feb. 11, he was bound by the section and came under the supervision of the Saskatoon Police Service’s High Risk Offender Unit.
Wagner then failed to report to the Unit as scheduled March 28.
Paquette told the court that when Wagner was released from custody Feb. 11 after completing a sentence, he entered a 28-day alcohol rehabilitation program and also started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. aa daytona
“Mr. Wagner realizes the seriousness of his breaches especially after such a short time the Section 810.2 was imposed,” she said.
Lefebvre said Wagner is classified as a high-risk offender due to his “atrocious” criminal record.
“The conditions imposed on him were required to protect the public,” she said. “Mr. Wagner (also) has a substantial alcohol issue he is trying to deal with … He was making progress, but left the jurisdiction to avoid being supervised and avoid detection.”
Lefebvre said the two-year jail term will allow Wagner to get treatment in an institutional setting and, after he is transferred back to Saskatchewan, “he will be closer to his family.”
Wagner’s criminal record includes a three-and-a-half year jail term he received for an armed robbery of an Esso gas station in Whitehorse April 1, 2003, a five-year jail term he received Nov. 17, 2004, for uttering death threats to jail guards at the maximum-security Edmonton Institution, and a five-year term, also received Nov. 17, 2004, for setting of a fire in his jail cell at the Edmonton Institution. AA Daytona