Repeat offender gets light sentence for assault

Trevor Boyd Scott gets six months in jail for assault causing bodily harm, but judge says it could have been worse.

A man was sentenced for assault causing bodily harm in Revelstoke court last week.

A man with a lengthy rap sheet was given a six month jail sentence for beating up a local man in Revelstoke court last week.

Trevor Boyd Scott, 36, was sentenced after pleading guilty to assault causing bodily harm in court on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Crown prosecutor Bill Hilderman told the court that Scott punched and kicked a local man after they were drinking together near the Chevron gas station on April 2 at around 6:30 p.m.

Hilderman and defense lawyer Ian McTavish presented a joint submission for a six month sentence in exchange for Scott agreeing to forgo a trial by pleading guilty.

Judge Mark Takahashi accepted their agreement, even though he seemed inclined to hand down a longer one himself due to Scott’s lengthy rap sheet, which includes convictions for assault.

“There is not much that cries for mitigation,” he said. “This sentence is right at the bottom end of any range.”

When McTavish suggested Scott was serious about changing his life, Takahashi retorted, “That’s something that should have been considered five or 10 years ago.”

“If the gentleman has another thing happen to him, two years would not be unreasonable,” he added.

Scott was credited with time served for his sentence, but he remains in police custody while he  faces charges for assault, break and enter, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license relating to a May 3 incident.

He has also been charged with breach of probation.

 

Just Posted

Balu Pass closed in Glacier National Park

The National Park is east of Revelstoke on Highway 1

Junior B hockey starts again later this month, how are the Doug Birk teams looking?

The Grizzlies are defending KIJHL and provincial champions and hoping to repeat the wins this year

Highway 1 road construction continues, high 26 today

Revelstoke roads, weather and wildfires update

Motorcyclist involved in Westside Road crash

Air ambulance assists while motorists face lengthy delays

Second cannabis store in the works for Revelstoke

City Council approved a development variance permit for Revelsmoke Aug. 13

Knife-wielding man tries to break into Okanagan retirement home

Seniors and staff shaken by incident and upset with RCMP response

Okanagan dog ‘Alice’ to get surgery thanks to BC SPCA crowdfunding

With the surgery, Alice’s prognosis is ‘excellent,’ stated the BC SPCA

Suspicious item forces 47 to evacuate plane at Kelowna airport

Kelowna RCMP continue investigation of suspicious item on airplane

Kelowna man nearly drowns on Okanagan Lake

The victim is in serious yet stable condition but his condition has worsened since going to hospital

Okanagan youth protest Tolko logging

Small group gathers outside Tolko head office

Kelowna International Airport threat deemed non-credible

Normal operations have resumed following note of a suspicious item on board a WestJet plane

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Most Read