Two people arrested following a shooting in Inverness Co. were expected for preliminary hearings in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Friday; instead they’ve entered guilty pleas in the case.
RCMP say a 34-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the leg at a home on Hwy. 252 in Skye Glen late one evening in June.
James Edwin Tyler Goswell, 33, of Stewartdale, who was arrested as he walked out from a wooded area within two kilometres of the scene the following afternoon, faced an aggravated assault count, seven weapons-related charges and a drug count- he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and weapon possession; his remaining charges were withdrawn.
Justin Francis Goswell, 28, of Judique, who was arrested at the scene shortly after the shooting, has been charged with three firearms counts and a drug offence- he entered guilty pleas to weapon possession, careless storage of a firearm and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The two brothers, who have been in custody since their arrests, both had their bail applications denied following hearings in June.
Makayla Sutherland, 21, of Harbourview, who was charged with a count of possession for the purpose of trafficking in the case, was released from custody; her charge has been withdrawn.
James Edwin Tyler Goswell is expected for sentencing in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Feb. 13; Justin Francis Goswell is expected to return for his sentencing hearing Jan. 8.