Halifax man who failed to stop for police makes Kentville court appearance

Published on January 5, 2017

A Halifax man facing multiple charges in Kings County will be back in Kentville provincial court Jan. 9.

©Kirk Starratt

KENTVILLE, NS – A Halifax man facing several charges after he failed to stop for police numerous times - beginning when Kings RCMP responded to an assault complaint in Waterville - remains in custody.

Jason Morgan, 42, appeared in Kentville provincial court Jan. 4. He consented to being remanded in custody until his bail hearing.

Kings District RCMP responded to an assault complaint in Waterville at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 3. Police observed the suspect driving his truck and attempted to stop him but the man refused to do so.

Shortly after 3:40 p.m., Lunenburg District RCMP observed the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Highway 103 near Mahone Bay. Again, the suspect failed to stop. Following this, the suspect was seen driving on Highway 3 in Western Shore, where he again refused to stop for police.

At 6:15 p.m., RCMP, with the assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Service, located the suspect on an ATV trail in the Gold River area in Lunenburg County. He was arrested without incident and taken into custody.

Although he’s facing more charges in other provincial court jurisdictions stemming from incidents alleged to have occurred on Jan. 3, in Kings County, he’s charged with dangerous driving and failing to comply with his undertaking. It’s alleged that Morgan committed these offences in Auburn. These matters have been adjourned to Jan. 9 for a bail hearing.

Morgan is charged with several other offences in Kings County, including two counts of assault; two counts of uttering a death threat; attempting to choke a woman using his hands around her neck and two more counts of failing to comply with his undertaking. It’s alleged that he committed these offences in Waterville on Nov. 13 and Dec. 30, 2016. These matters have also been adjourned to Jan. 9 for a bail hearing.

Morgan was earlier charged with arson - intentionally causing damage by fire to a vehicle parked near a Bowlby Park Drive residence - two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking and prowling at night on a residential property. It’s alleged that Morgan committed these offences in Greenwood on July 25, 2016.

Morgan is also charged with criminal harassment. It’s alleged that he committed this offence in Kingston between July 7 and 13, 2016.

Morgan is scheduled to appear in Kentville provincial court on these matters Jan. 9. The Crown is expected to make an application to revoke Morgan’s conditional release. He was released from custody on the charges stemming from July - on his own recognizance with conditions and a $2,000 cash deposit - on Sept. 16, 2016.