New plea date entered in West Hants CAO assault case

Ashley Thompson
Published on September 16, 2014
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The chief administrative officer for the Municipality of West Hants is due to enter a plea on an assault with a weapon charge in early October.

It is alleged that 54-year-old Cheryl Chislett, of Martock, struck her husband with a hammer on June 21. Chislett is on sick leave from her position as the CAO for the Municipality of West Hants.

Halifax lawyer Elizabeth Buckle represented Chislett in Windsor provincial court Sept. 16. Chislett was not present in the courtroom.

Buckle informed Judge Claudine MacDonald that Chislett’s matter would be dealt with summarily. However, Buckle requested that the case be set over until October to allow for additional time to review the Crown’s information pertaining to the case.

Chislett is due back in Windsor provincial court Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. for the plea.

As part of her release conditions, Chislett is prohibited from possessing a firearm, consuming alcohol and contacting her husband without his consent.