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Castlegar man gets 30 months for assault

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
January 19th, 2011

 A 41-year-old Castlegar man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after assaulting his brother in August of last year.

Bruce Lajeunesse was originally charged with Aggravated Assault, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and was sentenced to 30 months. With time served (he has been held in custody since the time of the offense), Lajeunesse is still facing two years in prison.   He was also issued a 10-year firearm prohibition.   The assault, which took place in a residence on the 1700 Block of Pass Creek Road on Aug. 24, involved an argument between Lajeunesse and his 24-year-old brother, with the latter being sent to Kelowna hospital with a fractured skull. The victim has since recovered from his injuries.   Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew identified the weapon in this case as a sandvic: an axe-like farm implement with a blunt, C-shaped metal fixture at its end, where an axe’s blade would normally be.   Mathew said there was alcohol involved in the incident.   “They were drinking heavily at the time,” she said, adding that police had a suspect in the case almost immediately. “It was not a who-done-it at all.”    

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