Bail request denied for Matthew H. Goodliffe

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

During proceedings in the Falher Provincial Court on Jan. 4, Matthew H. Goodliffe, 21, had his bail request denied. Goodliffe appeared via closed-circuit TV from the Peace River Correctional Centre.

Goodliffe is facing two charges of possessing stolen property, one charge of assault with a weapon and one charge of property mischief.

The Crown requested that Goodliffe not receive bail and entered the accused’s criminal record into evidence.

Defence counsel said the accused wants to complete his Grade 10 in Grande Prairie and would reside with relatives. Goodliffe also wants to take counselling for substance abuse and he would seek a $1,000 no-cash bail.

For his part, Goodliffe said he wants to go back to school and get back into “the regular world.”

Judge J. Richard McIntosh denied the bail request, noting Goodliffe’s breaches on his criminal record and is concerned he could re-offend if released.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 5 regarding his case.


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