SUMMERSIDE — A city man will spend five days in jail after pleading guilty in Summerside provincial court to assault, possession of stolen property and failing to show for a court date.
Richard Travis Leudy represented himself in court.
The assault occurred on May 18, outside a Summerside pizza place.
Leudy had punched another man in the face during a confrontation between a group of his friends and another group gathered after a nearby bar closed.
When police arrived, Leudy had already left the scene. Statements were taken from those at the scene and Leudy was later arrested.
The possession of stolen property charge relates to a table saw, which had been stolen from a city home, that Leudy and another man sold at a local pawn shop.
The other man sold the item for Leudy, who got $30, $10 of which he gave the man.
His co-accused previously pleaded guilty to a charge in connection with the incident. The owner was able to recover the saw. The pawn shop is out $30.
Leudy had been served with a promise to appear in court on the charge. He didn’t show up for that court date.
He had a record, which included convictions for theft and assault.
“One punch can result in fairly serious consequences,” said Judge Jeff Lantz during sentencing. “People don’t seem to get that message.”
Once his time is served, Leudy will be on probation for 12 months, during which time he must stay away from the victim and pay $150 in victim surcharges.