A Red Deer man was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to unlawful confinement of a Ponoka man last year.
Tyler Scott appeared at Ponoka provincial court for sentencing Friday, Dec. 11 with defense counsel Craig Paterson and chief crown prosecutor Rod Clark speaking to the incident.
Scott is one of the seven accused involved in a home invasion and kidnapping of a Ponoka man last year. Charges against some of the seven were heard at the court a week ago.
Clark indicated that while there were other individuals involved in the incident, Scott was unarmed at the time.
“It’s a serious offense, there’s no doubt about it,” Clark added.
In a joint submission with Paterson, Clark advised that Scott should have 10 months of jail less 45 days for time served.
Paterson added that since the incident, Scott followed the conditions required of him and has had his liberties restricted for some time. Judge Gordon Yake spoke to Scott about the serious nature of the incident and its ramifications. Normally home invasions follow with longer jail sentences.
“You can go to jail for a long time and it starts at five years,” said Yake.
“This mistake will follow you for the rest of your life,” he added.
Yake ordered jail time at 300 days minus 45 days for time served. Scott will be on a 10-year weapons prohibition and must submit a DNA sample for forensic checks.
Bail denied in carjacking case
One of the accused teens in an alleged carjacking and assault case was denied bail.
Allan Rain, charged with robbery, unlawful confinement and assault in an incident on Oct. 23 was denied bail and will be remanded in custody. His case goes back to court Jan. 15.