Glace Bay man sentenced to jail and probation
SYDNEY — A Glace Bay man has received a jail sentence and probation after pleading guilty to several charges. Derek William Somerton, 42, of Dolphin Crest pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching court orders, and single counts of assaulting a police officer, assault (involving a female), forcible confinement, and mischief (damaging a vehicle). He was given credit for 63 days on remand and must now serve a four-month sentence followed by 18 months on probation. Among the conditions of his probation, Somerton is to have no contact with the female involved in the assault and surrender all firearm licences.