Hortonville man to serve conditional sentence for assaults

Kirk Starratt kstarratt@kingscountynews.ca
Published on August 21, 2014

Gordon Frank Nickerson appeared in Kentville Provincial Court March 19.

A Hortonville man has been handed a conditional sentence with daily curfew for two counts of assault causing bodily harm, assault and driving while prohibited.

John Douglas Cromwell, 29, pleaded not guilty to the charges in December 2013, but changed his pleas to guilty in June. The matters were adjourned to Aug. 20 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing.

Judge Claudine MacDonald handed Cromwell a six-month conditional sentence order with daily curfew for the entire time, to be followed by one year of probation. Cromwell was fined a $50 victim surcharge on each count, for a total fine of $200. The court imposed a one-year driving prohibition against him.

Cromwell committed the offences in Windsor between May 10 and 30; Grand Pre on Oct. 31, Port Williams on Nov. 4 and Greenwich on Nov. 6, 2013.