Assault in Souris parking lot leads to jail time
Leslie Douglas Carter, 36, given 60 days after pleading guilty to assault causing bodily harm
A 36-year-old man who assaulted someone who was in a parked vehicle in Souris was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail.
Leslie Douglas Carter appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Georgetown where he pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm.
The court heard that on April 30 someone called the Kings District RCMP to report seeing one man hitting another in the Island EMS parking lot in Souris.
Crown attorney Emily Campbell said the victim told police Carter approached his vehicle and told him to stay away from someone Campbell didn’t identify in court.
Carter grabbed the victim and hit him about a dozen times causing injuries to his eyes, Campbell said.
Defence lawyer Brendan Hubley told the court Carter was remorseful and regretted his actions.
Along with the jail time, which Carter will serve on weekends, he will be on probation for 18 months a nd must write an apology letter to the victim.
Carter will have to provide a DNA sample for the national databank and must pay a $100 victim surcharge.