May 09, 2014 - 11:40 AM
KAMLOOPS - Fabricated stories from both sides resulted in dropped robbery and threat charges for a man familiar to courts.
Trevor Wilvers, 36, originally faced several charges alleging he held a knife to the neck of a friend to get cash for a lost motorhome, but the charges were dropped because he suspected no one told the truth.
Wilvers was just released from prison in July 2013 when he got permission from his parole officer to travel from Langley to Kamloops to collect belongings stored at two locations. He had a motorhome stored on the property of friend and former prison roomie, Lawrence Green. Green offered Wilvers use of his property to store a motorhome while serving a sentence for a shooting last year. Once released, Wilvers traveled to Kamloops to collect the vehicle, only to find it gone.
Green said Wilvers pinned him to a shed, held a knife to his neck and threatened that if he didn’t get money from the motorhome sale, he would kill him, burn down his home as well as his sisters’ and mothers’ homes. Green says Wilvers took over $5,000.
Wilvers alleged Green sold his motorhome and to pay him back for the costs, gave him $480 cash and a pound of marijuana. He denied the physical altercation.
Supreme Court Justice Gary Weatherill said he believed evidence from all parties was partially fabricated. In his judgment, Weatherhill wrote the Crown's and accused's version of events “could not be more opposite.”
Weatherill dropped five charges, including robbery, use of a knife and uttering threats relating to the altercation alleged by Green but found Wilvers guilty of breaching his release orders when he failed to return to Langley in time.
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