Nicholson gets probation for assault, uttering threats

PORT HAWKESBURY: A town resident received probation and was fined for an incident which took place on Christmas Eve.

Josh Nicholson, 31, appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on October 16. He pleaded guilty to assault and uttering threats relating to an incident in Mackdale last December. Other charges – including uttering threats, possessing a weapon and break and enter – were dismissed.

According to court documents, on December 24, 2016, Nicholson was an occupant in a Ford F-150 which contained bear spray. He was found guilty of committing an assault and uttering threats against Bernard MacIntyre of Long Stretch Road.

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Nicholson was given 18 months of probation. The conditions include staying away from the victims in the case. With that, for the first six months, he must obey a curfew that keeps him home from midnight to 6 a.m.

Nicholson must complete 12 hours of community service, and he was ordered to pay a $500 fine for the assault along with a $100 victim surcharge for uttering threats.