SUMMERSIDE – A Prince County man was sentenced to 60 days house arrest after pleading guilty, Tuesday, in Summerside provincial court to a charge of obstructing a police officer.
Kevin Glen Foy, 42, lied to police about his son’s whereabouts during a home invasion in Albany in August of 2012.
Foy’s son, Nathan, was part of an eight-member gang that broke into an Albany home, tasered and beat one of the occupants and to commit robbery.
Nathan Foy was one of the persons of interest during the police initial investigation.
RCMP question his father who told them that his son had been at home with him watching movies on TV before going to bed.
As the investigation went on, police discovered that Nathan Foy was involved and the 20-year-old was arrested and charged.
Crown prosecutor John Diamond requested a 60-day jail term for Kevin Foy claiming that by misleading the police with false information, caused the investigation to go in another direction.
Diamond argued that the false statements resulted in police spending more time and money than necessary on the investigation.
“A strong message needs to be sent that this is not condoned,” Diamond said. “It affects the administration of justice.”
Defence counsel Christopher Montigny said his client pleaded guilty to the charge knowing what he did was wrong.
Montigny added that the crime was not premeditated and his client was only thinking of his son.
Judge Jeff Lantz Foy said “crossed the line when he tried to give his son an alibi on a serious charge.”
Lantz sentenced Foy to 60 days house arrest and ordered him to perform 25 hours of community service. Foy was also placed on six months probation and ordered to pay a victim surcharge fine of $100.