PETAWAWA CAPTAIN NOT GUILTY ON TWO COUNTS, PLEADS GUILTY ON THIRD
2/8/2018 8:10:57 AM
An artillery officer pleaded guilty to one charge and was found not guilty of another two at a standing court martial Tuesday (Feb 6) morning. According to the Pembroke Observer, Captain Ryan Gillespie was found guilty for an act to prejudice of good order and discipline, but not guilty of pointing a firearm and abuse of subordinates from events stemming from August of 2016. During the military court martial on Tuesday, there was no evidence or any witnesses brought forward, but a statement was read that stated how Captain Gillespie had just returned from a year-long deployment in Cyprus, chose to skip out on his post deployment leave and ended up in a training excercise that led to the events that had him facing these charges. As a result, the 36-year-old and will have to pay a $7,000 fine and received a severe reprimand.
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