Robber gets four years in the penitentiary
An Innisfil-area man charged in two robberies this spring, and domestic assaults over a six-month period in late 2017 and early 2018, has been given a four-year penitentiary sentence.
Isaac Cooper, 35, who pleaded guilty to two robbery and two assault charges in the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury, was also issued a lifetime weapons ban and a DNA order.
The Crown and defence lawyer William Beech had suggested the sentence.
Cooper was originally scheduled to enter guilty pleas on Sept. 28, but victim impact statements were not ready.
The most serious of the charges Cooper was facing concerned the robbing and biting of a cab driver on Lorne Street on May 1. The driver was taken to Health Sciences North as a precaution.
Cooper was charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, and two counts of breach of bail.
Cooper also robbed a PetroCanada station in the city on March 5. He was charged with robbery and disguise with intent.
The four alleged domestic assaults that dated back to Sept. 1, 2017, produced three charges of assault, and each of one threatening death/bodily harm and choking.