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No jail time for Cornwall man who assaulted neighbour


A Cornwall man who assaulted a neighbour after forcing his way into the victim’s apartment was recently given a suspended sentence.

Jason Harold Smith, 36, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown for sentencing on the assault.

Crown attorney Nathan Beck told the court there had been some animosity between Smith and the victim over someone who had been spending time in the victim’s apartment.

Smith pushed his way into the neighbouring apartment and assaulted the victim, Beck said.

He also caused about $160 in damage to the door.

The court heard Smith has since moved.

Defence lawyer Chris White said alcohol was a factor in the circumstances of the assault, and Smith was prepared for any treatment if it was ordered.

Smith will be on probation for one year and must pay $161 in restitution.

He must also pay a $200 victim surcharge.

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