Ox­ford man sen­tenced for ag­gra­vated as­sault

The Amherst News - - CUMBERLAND COUNTY -

A 42-year-old Ox­ford man was sen­tenced to five years in prison after plead­ing guilty to a charge of ag­gra­vated as­sault in Amherst pro­vin­cial court.

Richie John Leslie Pye was in court Oct. 16 and given the lesser sen­tence - a charge of ag­gra­vated as­sault by stab­bing and hit­ting his vic­tim with a hammer. He had orig­i­nally been charged with at­tempted mur­der.

Pye was also given six month con­cur­rent terms for breach­ing his pro­ba­tion by pos­sess­ing a weapon while pro­hib­ited and ab­stain­ing from the use of al­co­hol or other in­tox­i­cat­ing sub­stances.

With a credit for time served in cus­tody lead­ing up to his sen­tence, he will serve four years, 10 months and 27 days.

The in­ci­dents oc­curred Feb. 8, 2018 in Ox­ford.

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